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Meaning of “on a wing and a prayer” in the English Dictionary

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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 ​hardly any ​funding and a ​staff of six, they were ​operating on a wing and a ​prayer.
(Definition of on a wing and a prayer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on a wing and a prayer”
in Chinese (Simplified) 准备不充分但又希望成功…
in Chinese (Traditional) 準備不充分但又希望成功…
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