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on a wing and a prayer

If you do something on a wing and a prayer, you do it hoping that you will succeed, although you are not prepared enough for it: With scarcely any funding and a staff of six, they were operating on a wing and a prayer.
Translations of “on a wing and a prayer”
in Chinese (Traditional) 準備不充分但又希望成功…
in Chinese (Simplified) 准备不充分但又希望成功…
(Definition of on a wing and a prayer from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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