Verb - to accomplish nothing for a long period of time, only to overcome failure through sheer momentary brilliance.
To do a Wigan
To pull a Wigan
"Wigan were looking like getting relegated, but then they beat Man United and Arsenal in the space of 5 days. And should have beaten Chelsea, but didn't thanks to, umm, debatable refereeing decisions."
"Yeah I went and passed the test."
"How? You spent the weeks before it getting drunk and watching TV."
"I guess I just pulled a Wigan on it."
(verb) To do fuck all for a period of time before being saved by temporary brilliance.
E.g "I didn't study but I Wiganed that test."
Ryhming slang for Big one
in drinking terms "we having a Wigan tonight?"
"look at her she's got a right pair of Wigans"