fly\ by\ the\ seat\ of\ one's\ pants

fly\ by\ the\ seat\ of\ one's\ pants
v. phr. slang
To fly an airplane by feel and instinct rather than with the help of the instruments.

Many pilots in World War I had to fly by the seat of their pants.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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