"Wingin' it"

The Puzzler

RAY: The other day, one of the neighbors and I were having a little conversation.

TOM: One of the few neighbors that still talks to you?

RAY: There's always the new guy on the street. He was asking about the radio show. It took him a while, but he finally got around to asking how much preparation we do in advance of every show. And, I had to tell him, we don't do much preparation at all.

TOM: Life is preparation for the show!

RAY: Precisely. He said, "Oh, in that case, every week, you're pretty much wingin' it."

And, I said, "Well, not exactly."

Which, conveniently, leads me to this week's puzzler question. Where does the term "wingin' it" come from and what does it mean?

Think you know? Drop Ray a note!

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