Seat-of-the-pants meaning

sētəv-thə-pănts
The definition of seat-of-the-pants is slang to describe something improvised, or done based on prior experience or by feel.

If you don't prepare for a speech but you just get up improvise it, this is an example of when you are doing it by the seat-of-your-pants.

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Based on or using intuition and experience rather than a plan or method.
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Performed without using instruments.

A seat-of-the-pants landing of the aircraft.

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(slang) Using or relying on intuition and experience rather than instruments, technology, or a predetermined plan.
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(chiefly US, idiomatic) Done by feel, guess, or trial and error rather than by careful planning, thought or technique.
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