on a wing and a prayer

on a wing and a prayer
on a wing and a prayer with only a small chance of success. [ORIGIN: with reference to an emergency landing by an aircraft.]
Main Entry: wing

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • wing and a prayer — If you do something on a wing and a prayer, you try to do something and hope you ll succeed even though you have very little chance of success …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps — was an American disco group. The fife and drum corps was actually an assemblage of studio musicians put together by Harold Wheeler; the group s vocalists were Linda November, Vivian Cherry, Arlene Martell, and Helen Miles.Their 1976 album,… …   Wikipedia

  • Wing and a Prayer — Infobox Film | name =Wing and a Prayer caption =Wing and a Prayer DVD director = Henry Hathaway producer = William Bacher writer = Jerome Cady starring =Don Ameche Dana Andrews William Eythe music = cinematography = editing = distributor =… …   Wikipedia

  • wing and a prayer —    If you do something on a wing and a prayer, you try to do something and hope you ll succeed even though you have very little chance of success.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • on a wing and a prayer — With no more than a slight hope of succeeding • • • Main Entry: ↑wing * * * with only the slightest chance of success * * * on a wing and a prayer see ↑wing, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑prayer on a wing and a prayer informal : w …   Useful english dictionary

  • On a Wing and a Prayer — Studio album by Gerry Rafferty Released December 1992 …   Wikipedia

  • on a wing and a prayer — if you do something on a wing and a prayer, you do it hoping that you will succeed although you are not prepared enough for it. With scarcely any funding and a staff of six, they operate on a wing and a prayer …   New idioms dictionary

  • do something on a wing and a prayer — informal phrase to do something even though you are not prepared, but you hope that you will be successful Thesaurus: to do something without preparationsynonym Main entry: wing …   Useful english dictionary

  • on a wing and a prayer — with only the slightest chance of success. → wing …   English new terms dictionary

  • on a wing and a prayer — Meaning Relying on good fortune. Origin From the military. Aircraft that were sometimes returned to base in a badly damaged state with little but the prayers of the crew to keep them aloft …   Meaning and origin of phrases

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”