- In a manner based on intuition and experience rather than method:
He ran the business by the seat of his pants.
- Without the use of instruments:
an inexperienced pilot who had to fly the aircraft by the seat of her pants.
- to assume a seated position; sit down
- relying on one's intuition and experience rather than on instruments or a predetermined plan
Other Word Forms of Seat
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Seat
- by the seat of (one's) pants
- be seated
- by the seat of one's pants
Origin of Seat
Middle English sete probably from Old Norse sæti sed- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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