seat-of-the-pants

adjective

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Seat-of-the-pants.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seat-of-the-pants. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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seat-of-the-pants

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of seat-of-the-pants

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

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