gut reaction to (something)

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gut reaction to (something)

A reaction to a situation based on a person's instinct and feelings, rather than on a logical analysis. My initial gut reaction to news of the merger was that it would result in a drop in stock prices, but the opposite turned out to be true.
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gut reaction (to something)

n. a basic and immediate response to something. Her gut reaction to the plan is basically a good one.
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