play (one's) hunch

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play (one's) hunch

To make a decision based on one's instinct, intuition, or an educated guess. The detective played his hunch and went to investigate the warehouse by the docks. Sure enough, that's where he found the stolen goods. There's no penalty for guessing, so if you're not positive which answer is correct, just play your hunch and don't second-guess yourself too much.
See also: hunch, play
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By the end of the decade, Grundy titles such as I've Got a Secret, Play Your Hunch and The Guessing Game had all gained large and faithful audiences, and there were only two ways forward: into drama and overseas.
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In 1956, he hosted radio staple "The Morning Show." Two years later, ABC Radio gave him his own show, which was such a success that producers Mark Goodson and Bill Todman chose him to be their daytime host on the TV gameshow "Play Your Hunch," which soon expanded to nighttime viewing.
Play your hunch, then, although be aware they have not shared the spoils in the last ten meetings on Merseyside.
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No matter what your hopes and dreams are, have the confidence to play your hunches for all they are worth.
If you play your hunches and keep a low profile you'll be a winner in the business or money sweepstakes.
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