on a wing and a prayer
Definition of on a wing and a prayer
: without much chance of success She took the job on a wing and a prayer.
Word by Word Definitions
: one of the movable feathered or membranous paired appendages by means of which a bird, bat, or insect is able to fly
: such an appendage even though rudimentary if possessed by an animal belonging to a group characterized by the power of flight
: any of various anatomical structures (as of a flying fish or flying lemur) providing means of limited flight
: to fit with wings
: to enable to fly or move swiftly
: to traverse with or as if with wings
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