play it by ear

play it by ear

Meaning | Synonyms

  • improvise
  • act without preparation
  • to let things go as they may
  • determined on the circumstances
  • according to the demand of the situation

Example Sentences

  1. Rather than adopting a new academic strategy, the principal decided to play it by ear.
  2. I don't know what I will do when she will come in front of me. Let's just play it by ear.
  3. I am not sure whether my plan will work or not, so let just play it by ear.
  4. Jane said that she has to play it by ear because she is not sure where to go tomorrow morning.
  5. It's hard to know how the situation will develop. Let's just play it by ear.
  6. We can play it by ear and decide where to meet later.
  7. Question: Hey, Bob are you coming to play the baseball this Sunday?
    Answer: I am not sure Nobita, let's play it by ear.

Origin

Mid-1900s

See also: play by ear

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What is a good intro for this idiom?

- Kate March 14, 2019

Put more different types of figurative language on here.

- Anonymous March 13, 2019

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- Narmi September 4, 2016

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