on a wing and a prayer


: without much chance of success
She took the job on a wing and a prayer.

Examples of on a wing and a prayer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And gutsy Kuhlman, on his own, mailing out CDs on a wing and a prayer. Michael Kosser, Variety, 12 May 2023 Then, on a wing and a prayer, the volunteers paired up (toucan do more than one) and fanned out into the neighborhood, not to change minds but to reinforce habits. Joan Meiners, The Arizona Republic, 3 Nov. 2022 Last Sunday, out of desperation and on a wing and a prayer, Colmenares and his wife took their children, ranging from age 16 months to 12 years old and marched across the Rio Grande. Dallas News, 31 Oct. 2022 And the new fashion of last-minute ticket buying is confounding an industry that is forced to invest most of its capital up front, on a wing and a prayer. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 9 Sep. 2022 The earliest seed catalogs in the 18th century were simple, spartan price lists, some crossing oceans on a wing and a prayer, globalizing gardens in their wake. Amy Merrick, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022

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“On a wing and a prayer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20a%20wing%20and%20a%20prayer. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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