gut instinct

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gut instinct

An intuition or feeling, as opposed to an opinion based on a logical analysis. My gut instinct about Kara's new boyfriend proved correct when we discovered he had a pretty extensive criminal history.
See also: gut, instinct
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Within the first few minutes of me being there the four had stopped kicking, you could see they were struggling, and I just had a gut instinct that time was critical.
It's really just a gut instinct and the feeling I get when we're out together - I don't have any actual evidence.
"Sometimes you have to go with a gut instinct that a batsman is just going to play an aggressive shot in a particular area and you have to act quickly and manouevre the field and talk to the bowler.
"But there is a gut instinct involved when you're stood looking down the barrel.
The manager had a gut instinct that he needed to play Ronny and Olof and he's entitled to do whatever he wants.
"I just had a gut instinct that something was wrong.