Значение идиомы play by ear

[play by ear] {v. phr.} 1. To play a musical instrument byremembering the tune, not by reading music.

Mary does not know howto read music. She plays the piano by ear.

Joe doesn’t need anymusic sheets when he plays his guitar; he knows many songs well andcan play them by ear.

2. {informal} To decide what to do as you goalong; to fit the situation. – Used with “it”.

John decided to playit by ear when he went for his interview.

It was her first job andshe didn’t know what to expect, so we had to play it by ear.

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Значение идиомы play by ear