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On The Fly : Phrases



Meaning:

To create a response, position, or statement without planning ahead.


Example:

Kennedy's speeches were never
on the fly, but always prepared.


Origin:

On the fly is a shortened version of flying by the seat of your pants. It refers to flying a plane in response to what is seen and felt through the course of the flight, instead of executing against a prepared flight plan.
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