Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “fly by the seat of your pants”

fly by the seat of your pants

to do something difficult without the necessary skill or experience: I had no idea how to do it – I was just flying by the seat of my pants.
(Definition of fly by the seat of your pants from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More