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gut reaction

A reaction to a situation based on a person's instinct and feelings, rather than on a logical analysis. My initial gut reaction was that the merger would result in a drop in stock prices, but the opposite turned out to be true.
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gut reaction

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There may well be a sinister underworld in racing to be explored, but the gut reaction to the BBC's documentary was: "Show us the crime.
my gut reaction is maybe Carl needs a fight or two more.
And a big part of that is developing what the authors term ``sense-ability'', better known as intuition or gut reaction.
My gut reaction to this is that it's a typical case of buyer's remorse with a celebrity.
Mr Prais labelled Ferguson "spineless and selfish" and told the jury: "Your gut reaction may be that he is such a horrible person you are not going to believe him.
United manager Hegarty said: "My gut reaction to both sendings off was that there was very little in them.
Finally, and perhaps the most importantly, is the gut reaction from Birmingham City Council.
Lynn, a 45-year-old civil engineer from Canada, said: "As a mother, my gut reaction is to protect my children.
Sutton's poor Kingsmill record prompts a gut reaction to buy his finishing position, but his golf is currently too solid to dismiss him so quickly and a sell of Tryba and Toms, both 27 with IG, is preferred.
HAIR WE GO Models present unique Richie Rich collection TAKE A BOW Socialite Tinsey Mortimer steps out in style GUT REACTION Body paint adds colour to the catwalk
My gut reaction is one of bitter disappointment,'' said Grayson, whose nerveless goal kicking in front of a vociferous 60,000 crowd at the spectacular Stade Velodrome looks to have put him above World Cup fly-half rivalAlex King.
My gut reaction was to tell Robin to come home but both boys want to see the trip through.
At a time when the world was transfixed by the horror of what was happening in New York, here was somebody whose immediate reaction, her gut reaction was to say 'ah good, this is an opportunity for the government to get some spin'.
Gut reaction says sell at 115 but two missed cuts could put you in serious trouble and with Johansson so unpredictable these days, I pass.
Mr Brown added: ``Obviously, we are disgusted by this vandalism but it's not just a gut reaction from British people.