fly\ by\ the\ seat\ of\ one's\ pants

v. phr. slang
To fly an airplane by feel and instinct rather than with the help of the instruments.

Many pilots in World War I had to fly by the seat of their pants.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • fly by the seat of one's pants — phrasal slang : to fly an airplane by a sense of feeling without the aid of instruments * * * (fly) by the seat of one s pants (to get through a difficult or dangerous situation) by a combination of resourcefulness and sheer luck • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly by the seat of one's pants —    If you fly by the seat of one s pants, you do something difficult even though you don t have the experience or training required.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • fly by the seat of one's pants — ► fly (or drive) by the seat of one s pants informal rely on instinct rather than logic or knowledge. Main Entry: ↑pants …   English terms dictionary

  • fly by the seat of one's pants — {v. phr.}, {slang} To fly an airplane by feel and instinct rather than with the help of the instruments. * /Many pilots in World War I had to fly by the seat of their pants./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fly by the seat of one's pants — {v. phr.}, {slang} To fly an airplane by feel and instinct rather than with the help of the instruments. * /Many pilots in World War I had to fly by the seat of their pants./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fly by the seat of one's pants — do a job instinctively rather than by using concrete information I had to fly by the seat of my pants when the supervisor left me alone for a week …   Idioms and examples

  • fly by the seat of one's pants — verb To use ones judgement, initiative and realtime perceptions to decide on a course of action as events unfold without a predetermined plan …   Wiktionary

  • fly (or drive) by the seat of one's pants — informal rely on instinct rather than logic or knowledge. → pants …   English new terms dictionary

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