act on instinct

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act on instinct

To do something because one is motivated by a powerful internal impulse. Before I knew what I was doing, I hit the attacker in the face and ran. I just acted on instinct, I guess. If you don't trust someone, get out of that situation immediately. Act on instinct to keep yourself safe.
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