seat–of–the–pants

adjective

Definition of seat–of–the–pants

  1. :  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

1942

First Known Use of seat–of–the–pants

1942


SEAT–OF–THE–PANTS Defined for English Language Learners

seat–of–the–pants

adjective

Definition of seat–of–the–pants for English Language Learners

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


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