seat-of-the-pants

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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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Example sentences
Equally compelling is the picture of imaginative, seat-of-the-pants policymaking that emerges as the tale progresses.
Waiting until you know things are not going to work out is the wrong time to improvise a seat-of-the-pants decision.
Consequently, adaptive management can be thought of as a hybrid between pure research and seat-of-the-pants management.
To date, the location of the bands is based on seat-of-the-pants estimates of the mean wind between the surface and cloud top.
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