Play-by-ear Definition

verb

(intransitive, of music) To play guided by one's memory of the sound, rather than from a written score.

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(intransitive, idiomatic) To do by guessing, intuition, or trial and error; to react to events as they occur.

If they ask for something we didn't prepare, we will have to play it by ear.
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