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见机行事

jiàn jī xíng shì

Literal Meaning 字面意思

See opportunity, take action

Definition 定义

To respond based on the situation; to be alert and ready to respond; improvise

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

Ad-lib; play it by ear; wing it; fly by the seat of your pants

Example 例句

糟了!我忘了准备今天上课时要上台报告的内容。没办法,只好见机行事了! Oh no, I forgot to prepare for my class presentation today! I will just have to wing it!

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