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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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a gut reaction

COMMON A gut reaction is a reaction that you have immediately and strongly, without thinking about something or being aware of your reasons. At first my gut reaction was to never write again. My heart's loyal to the party but my gut reaction is to vote against the bill.
1. If you describe a task or activity as gut-busting, you mean it is very hard work. It would be hard work, he predicted — back-breaking, gut-busting, unbelievably hard work.
2. You can use gut-busting to describe a very large amount of food. Walker set a record by eating a gut-busting 32 pies.
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gut reaction

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A gut reaction by some people would be to blame the parents for a lack of guidance, but it is a far more complex problem than that and some teenagers can be exceptionally difficult - some would even say impossible - to control.
QWHEN my boyfriend first suggested we go on holiday together, my gut reaction was that I didn't want to.
My gut reaction watching the Will Haining penalty at full speed was he didn't foul Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink but we've all thought that and been proved wrong in slow motion at some time or another.
My gut reaction was that their second 'goal' was onside, but it's about time we had a bit of luck.
A girl from Showcase Cinemas' US head office told me it was one to look out for and my gut reaction was: "What a daft title
That's why I won't be having a bet on Celtic or Rangers but I'll trust in the gut reaction that tells me they're both good enough to progress.
Gut reaction should Huizenga decide Carroll's his man: He's gone.
Coles takes an empirical approach to help readers consider how they consider information about families so they do not reinforce stereotypes; with this in mind, she makes ample use of census and other primary data and guides readers through interpretations based on research rather than on gut reaction.
Souness's gut reaction after Parker's dismissal against Fulham for two yellow cards, based on visiting midfielder Claus Jensen's claim that the United midfielder did not touch him, was to fight the ban.
It's still a hard call but my gut reaction is that the omens are good for Ireland.
However, it was an honest description of his gut reaction on hearing the news.
His gut reaction was to quit immediately after nine of his players were initially arrested in La following serious sexual allegations by three women.
When dairy farmers see a 13pc increase in profits and equate that to their own experience the gut reaction is often far from charitable,'' he said.
John Monks, artist, Liverpool Art School and Royal College of Art, said: ``His gut reaction approach tends to ignore the act of painting in order to express his feelings.