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The meaning of "on a wing and a prayer"

" On a wing and a prayer "
In a difficult situation and reliant on luck to get out of it.
Jean was out on her feet after two miles. She was on a wing and a prayer to get to the end of the marathon.
Where did it originate?:
USA. From a 1940s film script.
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