wing it

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of wing it

informal
: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

wing play
  1. : one of the movable feathered or membranous paired appendages by means of which a bird, bat, or insect is able to fly

  2. : any of various anatomical structures (as of a flying fish or flying lemur) providing means of limited flight

  3. : an appendage or part resembling a wing in appearance, position, or function: such as

  1. : to fit with wings

  2. : to enable to fly or move swiftly

  3. : to traverse with or as if with wings


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