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"by the seat of your pants" in British English

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by the seat of your pants

If you do something by the seat of ​yourpants, you do it using only ​your own ​experience and ​trustingyour own ​judgment.
(Definition of by the seat of your pants from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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by the seat of your pants

without the ​necessaryexperience or ​ability: We ​started a ​magazine by the seat of ​ourpants, without any of the ​markettesting that’s done today.
(Definition of by the seat of your pants from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “by the seat of your pants”
in Chinese (Simplified) 凭经验, 凭感觉…
in Chinese (Traditional) 憑經驗, 憑感覺…
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