We just have to do it because the situation demands so

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  • I think this is a nice question, but I'd suggest you give an example of such a situation and/or put in a sample sentence leaving a blank for your word. – S Conroy Aug 9 at 18:15
  • A- not sure how to do it ...B- me neither, just ____....know this word just forgot it..can’t remember not matter how hard I try to think – Hemu Aug 9 at 18:29
  • What's the situation? I could edit your question if you gave me some background. I think otherwise people will vote to close it. – S Conroy Aug 9 at 18:30
  • What do you mean by “in the moment”? That is not English. – David Aug 9 at 18:32
  • PS To edit you just click 'edit' under the question. I think everyone can edit their own questions no matter how new they are to the site. – S Conroy Aug 9 at 18:35

I'd suggest improvise

verb (used with object), im·pro·vised, im·pro·vis·ing.
to compose and perform or deliver without previous preparation; extemporize: to improvise an acceptance speech.
to compose, play, recite, or sing (verse, music, etc.) on the spur of the moment.
to make, provide, or arrange from whatever materials are readily available: We improvised a dinner from yesterday's leftovers.

verb (used without object), im·pro·vised, im·pro·vis·ing. to compose, utter, execute, or arrange anything extemporaneously: When the actor forgot his lines he had to improvise.

In school if we hadn't studied for an exam we used the phrase (idiom) to wing it: I'll just have to wing it and hope for the best.


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.

  • Yup!!..that’s the word – Hemu Aug 10 at 2:59

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