Monthly Archives: September 2006

English idioms: to wing it (to improvise)

To wing it is an idiom that means to improvise, to do something without proper preparation or time to rehearse. People often talk about winging it when they have to do something difficult that they didn’t have time to prepare — like a make speech or give a presentation. They might say something like “Sorry if I seem a bit disorganized, I’m totally winging it.” You tell people that you’re winging it, that you’re improvising, so that they won’t expect too much from you, or so that they will be more forgiving if you make a mistake.

The best free online English dictionaries

Here is a list of our favorite online dictionaries. To be included on this page, a dictionary has to be up-to-date, have a good user interface, and the website can’t be too ad-heavy. We promise to list only the English dictionaries that we actually use ourselves in our day-to-day work here at Better At English, […]