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gut feeling

An intuition or instinct, as opposed to an opinion based on a logical analysis. Jennifer's mother had a gut feeling that something was wrong when her daughter wasn't home by 10 o'clock.
See also: feeling, gut

beyond some emotional response

in too extreme a state to feel or care. Do what you want. You have hurt me so much, I am beyond caring. The dying patient is beyond feeling. It doesn't matter now.

gut feeling

 and gut reaction; gut response
a personal, intuitive feeling or response. I have a gut feeling that something bad is going to happen. My gut reaction is that we should hire Susan for the job.
See also: feeling, gut

How do you do.

a standard inquiry and response on greeting or meeting someone. (This expression never has rising question intonation, but the first instance of its use calls for a response. Sometimes the response does, in fact, explain how one is.) Sally: Hello. How do you do. Bob: How do you do. Mary: How do you do. So glad to meet you, Tom. Tom: Thank you. How are you? Mary: Just fine. Your brother tells me you like camping. Tom: Yes. Are you a camper? Mary: Sort of.
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how do you do

A conventional greeting used mostly after being introduced to someone, as in And this is our youngest-say "How do you do" to Mr. Smith. Although it is a question, it requires no reply. Originally, in the 1600s, this expression was an inquiry after a person's health or standing, how do you do meaning "how do you fare?" Today we usually express this as How are you? or How are you doing? or How goes it? or How's it going? Even more general are the slangy locutions How are things? or How's tricks? All of these greetings date from the first half of the 1900s.
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ˌhow do you ˈdo

(becoming old-fashioned) used as a formal greeting when you meet somebody for the first time. The usual reply is also How do you do?
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Bradley made no response, and in silence they continued until the outer edge of roofs was visible before them.
The response of his antagonist, while equally prompt in the inception, was made with a slow, uniform, mechanical and, I thought, somewhat theatrical movement of the arm, that was a sore trial to my patience.
Skiff Miller shook his head, no longer belligerent, but kindly, quick to be generous in response to generousness.
Don't know what you're drivin' at," was the response.
No response could he draw from them, no help could he get.
These types of evaluations and responses need to be done at strain levels and temperatures where the material is structurally and thermally stable, within an acceptable exposure time frame.
What can be said about this activity is that it raised the level of awareness about the importance of teacher responses on the part of pre-service teachers.
To address this problem, we initially studied the airway responses to inhaled PbTxs in a sheep model of asthma (Abraham et al.
These are approximations because one needs to apply percentages based on weighted responses to unweighted sample sizes from the table.
The issuance of Information Document Requests (IDRs) and their response times have always been an area of differences between the IRS and taxpayers/representatives, as to response times, frequency of the issuance of IDRs during the examination process, adequate responses, etc.
Submitting written responses to IDRs, therefore, will likely take precedence over informally providing helpful information on a taxpayer's business practices, complicated transactions, or technical tax issues.
By monitoring T-cell responses by flow cytometry, we observed a recall response after recent vaccination against smallpox.
The Valley, which long has had the slowest police responses because fewer officers per 1,000 residents cover a large territory, remains at the bottom, but response in the rest of the city is slipping near that level.
HIV-specific T cell immune responses will play an important role in any HIV vaccine paradigm.
The open-ended writing assignment and series of questionnaire responses were analyzed for content and qualitative themes concerning the transition.
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