gut feeling

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gut feeling

An intuition or instinct, as opposed to an opinion based on a logical analysis. Jennifer's mother had a gut feeling that something was wrong when her daughter wasn't home by 10 o'clock.
See also: feeling, gut

gut feeling

 and gut reaction; gut response
a personal, intuitive feeling or response. I have a gut feeling that something bad is going to happen. My gut reaction is that we should hire Susan for the job.
See also: feeling, gut

a gut feeling

COMMON If you have a gut feeling about something, you are sure you are right about it even though you cannot give reasons. I had a gut feeling that he was lying too.
See also: feeling, gut
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Now an alliance of digestive health charities and organisations have launched the Love Your Gut campaign to encourage us not to ignore our gut feelings.
FORMER Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam was not surprised ex-world number one Luke Donald was left out of Europe's team but admits occasionally decisions are made as much on gut feelings as form.
Gut feelings are not enough on which to base investment decisions, but listening to your gut can direct you toward investments in which you have the most confidence -- especially after you research your investment candidates and understand them well.
I asked Beth to experiment for the next week by just giving in -- all the way -- to her gut feelings.
com)-- A new science of "Gut Psychology" explains what your gut feelings are actually capable of telling you about your inner instinctive needs and about gut brain intelligence.
Interestingly, some people's gut feelings were spot on, meaning they mastered the card game quickly.
On the other hand, there are times when we have to use logic, because gut feelings could lead us blindly astray.
In Ugo Rondinone's first major London show, he would seem to work in the same spirit, since the exhibition's melancholic title--"zero built a nest in my navel"--clearly speaks to gut feelings.
Discover two opposing views of whether smart business exceutives should trust their intuitions or ignore their gut feelings.
Sometimes you get a gut feeling about somebody before you sign them, and then once you get to know them those gut feelings start to come right, and I believe he has leadership qualities.
That means being cautious, going with gut feelings and having accurate market research.
Sterling explains what your gut feelings are actually capable of telling you about your inner instinctive needs, how to listen to the voice of your gut, and how to use both of your brains—head and gut—to work together for your optimal health and well-being.
Sometimes, your gut feelings are your best feelings.