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by the seat of (one's) pants

Without a clear plan or direction. Often used in the phrase "fly by the seat of (one's) pants." I know my parents think that I'm just flying by the seat of my pants ever since I dropped out of college, but I just signed with a record label and am launching my singing career!
See also: by, of, pant, seat
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seat

n. the buttocks. I was so angry. I wanted to kick him in the seat as he left.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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When he returned to the mansion-house, at ten, Richard and the Major were still seated at the table.
A few rapid strides, and a little active clambering, soon brought me to the place where she was seated - a narrow ledge of rock at the very verge of the cliff, which descended with a steep, precipitous slant, quite down to the rocky shore.
Markham?' said she at length, looking round upon me - for I was seated a little behind on a mossy projection of the cliff.
The younger gentleman lay fast asleep with his head pillowed on the lady's lap; the other was seated beside her with a pocket edition of some classic author in his hand.
He would not explain himself, but remained obstinately seated on his bed all the time I remained with him.
Next I discovered a brown thing, seated on the table in the centre, and in another moment my eyes grew accustomed to the light, and I saw what all these things were, and was tailing out of the place as hard as my legs could carry me.
"And what on earth is /that thing/?" said Sir Henry, pointing to the brown creature seated on the table.
Presently she stopped and pointed at the brown object seated on the table.
A look at the white forms seated on the stone bench which ran round that ghastly board confirmed this view.
Anything more awe-inspiring than the spectacle of this long line of departed royalties (there were twenty-seven of them, the last being Ignosi's father), wrapped, each of them, in a shroud of ice-like spar, through which the features could be dimly discovered, and seated round that inhospitable board, with Death himself for a host, it is impossible to imagine.