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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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.
It's just something that's just a gut instinct, just a natural motivation to beat guys to the puck and play the body and check, and right now we're just not seeing it.
Cooper said yesterday: "I had a gut instinct it was not going to work.