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

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

seat-of-the-pants

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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