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

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"on a wing and a prayer" in British English

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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)

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