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Daemon
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make (something) up as (one) goes (along)

To improvise continuously as one does something; to do something without formal guidelines, structure, rules, etc. More...

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make (something) up as (one) goes (along) — To improvise continuously as one does something; to do something without formal guidelines, structure, rules, etc.
Emel Rapchan
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make (something) up as (one) goes (along)

- My father was invited to speak in my sister's marriage, but as he forgot the previously prepared speech he made it up as he went along by catching quotes from Shakespeare and merge with his own words.
- He never knows what to say in such situations so he is all the time making it up as he goes along.
Kusahara
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To make something up as one goes along: to play by ear, to be/act impromptu, to improvise

Example: Don't be too nervous before this short-notice presentation, just make something up as you go.
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