wing it


: to do or try to do something without much practice or preparation
I hadn't practiced the part, so I got up there and winged it.

Examples of wing it in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite all my reading and talking, my approach to tech has mainly been to wing it. Megan Angelo, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2023 Was very freeing to play loose, wing it, and see what happened. Daniel Kohn, Spin, 1 Sep. 2023 That does not mean that the United States should simply wing it and approach every foreign policy issue in isolation. Richard Haass, Foreign Affairs, 6 Sep. 2022 Others had to wing it, with Leno doing his own monologues. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 2 May 2023 While some people may be able to wing it and succeed, the majority take preparation seriously. Tracy Brower, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2023 Other shoppers, though, were content to wing it. Arkansas Online, 26 Nov. 2022 Plan some time to just wing it and enjoy each other's company. Carly Caramanna, Travel + Leisure, 16 June 2022 With players injured, and some not yet available because they were just acquired, Billups will once again be forced to pretty much wing it. oregonlive, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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“Wing it.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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