seat-of-the-pants


seat–of–the–pants

adjective

: done or made by using your own judgment and feelings without planning, preparation, or help from others

Full Definition of SEAT-OF-THE-PANTS

:  employing or based on personal experience, judgment, and effort rather than technological aids or formal theory <seat–of–the–pants navigation> <a seat–of–the–pants decision>

First Known Use of SEAT-OF-THE-PANTS

1942

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