Today’s lesson of colloquial expression
604. to play it by ear その場の状況に合わせられる、臨機応変
- this means to improvise the situation, or decide what to do as the situation develops.
1. I don’t really have a plan. I thought I would just play it by ear.
2. It’s impossible to anticipate what questions they will ask, so just prepare the best you can and play it by ear.