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    Please, explain the origin and the meaning of the idiom "Fly by the seat of ones pants"
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    Re: qustion

    Quote Originally Posted by rodopa View Post
    Please, explain the origin and the meaning of the idiom "Fly by the seat of ones pants"
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    if you fly by the seat of your pants you do something difficult without the experience or the ability needed to get the job done.

    hope this helps.

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    Re: qustion

    Hello rodopa

    Fly by the seat of one's pants

    This is quite a detailed explanation. Similar phrases would be 'Winging it' or 'Chancing your arm' and so on which all mean taking a risky approach to something. You might succeed and it feels great when you do, most likely you will fail. Horribly.

    Hope this helps.

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    Mark

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