|English to Portuguese translations [Non-PRO]|
|English term or phrase: flying by the seat of your pants|
|This is for a course on managment. The main problem is that I have never heard this term before nor anyone I have talked to. Opinions vary.|
If you could at least explain what it means, it would be a great help.
The full paragraph is:
Some days, it might seem to you that management is simply a question of flying by the seat of your pants. At the end of the day, you're just happy you got through the chaos intact. You just wish there was some kind of process that managers could follow like everyone else.
Any suggestions would be most welcome
|Portuguese translation:"de orelhada", por palpite, por intuição|
This is the definition I found at xrefer (From the AHD): Using intuition and improvisation rather than method or experience, as in He ran the business by the seat of his pants. This expression was invented by World War II fliers, who used it to describe flying when instruments were not working or weather interfered with visibility. It was transferred to broader use soon after the war.
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To do something difficult without the necessary experience or ability
This is an idiom, informal English. I believe that you are now able to come up with a good translation for your paragraph.
Ref - Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms.
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