Shelly: (to Randi) We'll get you absolved, I promise. If this doesn't look like it's gonna take, we'll go to Anchorage and try again.
Shelly: Do I get a real priest? No. I get this dud, some smoke-ring blowing, arm-wrestler with a rip in his pants.
- "Emotions" by Brenda Lee
A Wing And A Prayer
Meaning:- In poor condition, but just managing to get the job done.
This phrase originated from a 1943 song Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer by Harold Adamson and Jimmy McHugh.
'Comin' in on a wing and a prayer
Comin' in on a wing and a prayer
Though there's one motor gone
We can still carry on
Comin' in on a wing and a prayer'
The phrase soon caught on and in 1944 a movie aptly titled On a Wing and a Prayer was released by Hollywood.