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wing (one's)/its way
To fly or move at a very rapid rate. If it's dark enough, you can see satellites winging their way around the planet. We just didn't want to take so long to drive, so we're winging our way to see you instead—we'll be there tomorrow!
To do or attempt something with little preparation in advance; to improvise. Oh man, I totally forgot that I'm supposed to do this presentation today—I'll just have to wing it.
Very eloquent, meaningful, and impactful speech. In his address before congress, the president spoke with winged words about the need for the country to unite in its fight against tyranny and evil.
to improvise; to do something extemporaneously. I lost my lecture notes, so I had to wing it. Don't worry. Just go out there and wing it.
Improvise, as in The interviewer had not read the author's book; he was just winging it. This expression comes from the theater, where it alludes to an actor studying his part in the wings (the areas to either side of the stage) because he has been suddenly called on to replace another. First recorded in 1885, it eventually was extended to other kinds of improvisation based on unpreparedness.
winged wordshighly significant or apposite words. literary
The image, taken from Homer 's Iliad, is of the words travelling as directly as arrows to their intended target.
ˈwing it(informal) do something without planning or preparing it first; improvise: I didn’t know I’d have to make a speech — I just had to wing it.
tv. to improvise; to do something extemporaneously. Don’t worry. Just go out there and wing it.
To improvise: I hadn't prepared for the interview, so I had to wing it.