gut reaction to something

gut reaction (to something)

n. a basic and immediate response to something. Her gut reaction to the plan is basically a good one.
See also: gut, reaction
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When I read the script, it just made me laugh out loud and as an actor that's just what you want to get, a gut reaction to something.
I understand why some fans are driven to it when it's a gut reaction to something that has incensed them on the pitch.