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- (idiomatic) To improvise; to make things up or figure things out as one goes; to perform with little or no preparation.
- I don't know their system, but I think I can wing it.
- I didn't study for today's test, so I'll have to wing it.
2017 January 20, Annie Zaleski, “AFI sounds refreshed and rejuvenated on its 10th album, AFI (The Blood Album)”, in The Onion AV Club:
- Plus, early in a career, bands are typically winging it from a creative standpoint; after awhile, acts figure out what they’re doing right (or wrong), and are more deliberate about songcraft and execution.