have a sneaking suspicion

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have a sneaking suspicion

To have a slight but persistent premonition or intuition (about something). Jimmy said he'd never be back, but I have a sneaking suspicion we'll see him again sooner or later.
See also: have, suspicion
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Curbs needed a real challenge and he's certainly got that at West Ham, but I have a sneaking suspicion he may just pull of f the Great Escape.
Please let us know how many community places will be available, because I have a sneaking suspicion that this nursery is for the use of the university only.
And now since reading the 1970 Avalanche, I have a sneaking suspicion that the sources of this innovation may have been not only a reaction against the subjectivity of the Abstract Expressionists or the illusionism of spatial representation but also hallucinogenic-drug culture, grassroots political movements, and the era's newfound interest in Eastern religion, which opened new modes of experience and of reading the "self" in relationship to the greater whole.
I have a sneaking suspicion that they could pay for this with their own funds and borrow against their own asseTts.
WB: I have a sneaking suspicion that we may have covered the new government elsewhere in the paper.
To say some people had a sneaking suspicion that these Rupert Murdoch minions appeared to have been batting for the Tories is a bit like saying some people have a sneaking suspicion that the Pope is a Catholic.
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