seat of the pants

seat-of-the-pants

[seet-uhv-thuh-pants]
adjective
1.
using or based on experience, instinct, or guesswork: a seat-of-the-pants management style.
2.
done without the aid of instruments: The pilot made a seat-of-the-pants landing.

Origin:
1940–45

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