play it by ear play it by ear

Definition(s):

  • (v) decide on one's actions as one goes along, depending on the situation

Usage(s):

  1. And then we'll play it by ear as the week goes on.
  2. The best way to treat a child, it seems to me, is to push here, guide there, play it by ear as any conscientious and unafraid father would.
  3. I just play it by ear.

News

  • Start laughing now at Dinosaur and Robot Stop a Train at FIT

    The audience just would not leave. Rhythmic Souls , a Dallas tap-dancing troupe, had already taken their bows after a 40-minute performance called Play It by Ear , one of four shows premiering the second weekend of the four-week Festival of Independent Theatres at the Bath H...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Dallas Observer

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