gut instinct

gut instinct

An intuition or feeling, as opposed to an opinion based on a logical analysis. My gut instinct about Kara's new boyfriend proved correct when we discovered he had a pretty extensive criminal history.
See also: gut, instinct
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Gut instinct is what you employ when you have no objective indicators to hand.
Woody's gut instinct to fear what this might become would be better suited to a gut instinct to hold back an urge that could be wrong.
It's really just a gut instinct and the feeling I get when we're out together - I don't have any actual evidence.
Do not listen to the politicians and if your gut instinct is to vote out then do so.
But my gut instinct tells me it's wrong - it could be a training school for violence.
This means having a clear and defined business model and relating all decisions back to it; quickly gathering and analysing all relevant information from all parts of the business; and focusing on key performance indicators rather than gut instinct or hearsay.
He goes on to describe gut instinct as one of those things you either have or you don't.
My gut instinct is that we're going to get two away wins which means Catalan getting the better of Huddersfield and Warrington winning at Castleford.
Sometimes you have to go with a gut instinct that a batsman is just going to play an aggressive shot in a particular area and you have to act quickly and manouevre the field and talk to the bowler.
He taught me that using data is fine, but a good manager is one that puts his gut instinct into play before making decisions.
BLACKPOOL winger Tom Ince has revealed he turned down a move to Cardiff because of his gut instinct.
At its centre is Home Office pathologist Dr Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy, inset) - a junior Gil Grissom who is at the forefront of forensic science at a time when policemen left their sandwiches lying around near murder victims and crimes were solved by gut instinct rather than evidence.
Video assistance or not, Dean Kiely claims gut instinct ultimately serves goalkeepers when they're facing a penalty.
Your gut instinct on life is the best barometer a columnist can ever get.
The best bit of advice he ever gave me was to always follow my gut instinct, because it's usually right.