A teacher who instructs the class without planning a lesson is teaching on the fly . This phrase applies when you have to work fast and without preparation. Definitions of on the fly .
In chef slang, the expression all day is used to indicate the total number of orders needed. As tickets come in, a chef will shout out the orders followed by all day . If there are three orders of fries on one ticket and four orders of fries on another ticket, there are seven orders of fries all day .
In a hurry, on the run, as in I picked up some groceries on the fly . The transfer of this expression, which literally means “in midair or in flight,” dates from the mid-1800s.
All day . Meaning : A modifier to let the kitchen know how many total of a particular item is needed based on the tickets up in the window.
phrase [PHRASE after verb] If you do something on the fly , you do it quickly without thinking about it or planning it in advance, especially while something else is happening. [informal] It was all pretty much done on the fly .
informal. If you do something on the fly , you do it quickly, often while you are doing something else, without preparing and without thinking too much about how it should be done : This new rule seems to have been created on the fly .
Others say it originated at Delmonico’s Restaurant in NYC. Number 86 on their menu was a steak, the most popular item on the menu and one that often sold out. The term morphed into shorthand for being out of any item. Apparently, when a story/item was sent in error or should be discarded, the number 86 was used.
Eighty-six or 86 is American English slang used to indicate that an item is no longer available, traditionally from a food or drinks establishment; or referring to a person or people who are not welcome in the premises.
During a busy service, the chef or expeditor (the person reading off the orders) might call out something like, “Two halibuts all day ,” meaning that there are two orders of that dish currently on the queue.
Improvise, as in The interviewer had not read the author’s book; he was just winging it . This expression comes from the theater, where it alludes to an actor studying his part in the wings (the areas to either side of the stage) because he has been suddenly called on to replace another.
What is another word for on the fly?
|ad-lib||on the spot|
|in the heat of the moment||without thinking|
|off the cuff||on impulse|
|on a whim||on the spur of the moment|
informal. : to do or try to do something without much practice or preparation I hadn’t practiced the part, so I got up there and winged it.
BB contestants get $750/wk for each week that they remain on the show. They continue to accumulate weekly payments even after eviction if they are sequestered in the Jury House. That figure is fairly standard for competition shows (wink wink), though talent shows tend to pay a touch more.
How Much of Hell’s Kitchen is Scripted ? Ramsay has addressed the casting process of the show, saying some of the chefs are not selected for their talent. Instead, they are chosen because of their personalities. According to chef Ramsay, it is a 50-50 split when it comes to the choice of chefs.