• To play something by ear means to improvise.

  • To decide how to deal with a situation as it develops rather than acting according to plans made earlier.

  • To let things go as they may.

1. A: What are you gonna do this Friday?

B: I think I’ll play it by ear.

2. A: Where are you off to after the party?

B: I’m not sure, I’ll probably play it by ear.

3. We haven’t made a decision yet. Let’s just play it by ear.

4. A: Where should be meet later?

B: Can we see how things go and play it by ear?

 

improvise, make it up as one goes along, take a situation as it comes, think on one’s feet

Go downhill

For something or someone to go downhill, it means to decline and grow worse and worse. To deteriorate; worsen. Gradually become worse. 1. The construction industry is showing that it's going downhill.   2. My health has gone downhill since the accident.  ...

read more

Go for it

When someone says go for it, it means to put forth necessary effort or energy to do or pursue something. Used as words of encouragement especially in the face of doubt. To do what you need without additional thought. 1. If you want the girl, stop worrying and just go...

read more

Come as no surprise

When someone says that something comes as no surprise, it means that it was expected. Will not be surprising to learn. Completely expected. 1. It came as no surprise that the government officials had received black money.   2. It came as no surprise that the U.S....

read more
Page 5 of 95« First...34567...102030...Last »

Related Posts

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This