feel (something) in (one's) bones

feel (something) in (one's) bones

To feel something intuitively. Something bad is going to happen tonight—I can feel it in my bones.
See also: bone, feel

feel something in one's bones

 and know something in one's bones
Fig. to sense something; to have an intuition about something. The train will be late. I feel it in my bones. I failed the test. I know it in my bones.
See also: bone, feel

feel in one's bones

Have an intuition or hunch about something, as in I'm sure he'll succeed-I can feel it in my bones. This expression alludes to the age-old notion that persons with a healed broken bone or with arthritis experience bone pain before rain, due to a drop in barometric pressure, and therefore can predict a weather change. [c. 1600]
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feel (it) in your ˈbones

(informal) sense or suspect something without really knowing why: That’s funny — I felt in my bones that there was something wrong — and now you tell me there’s been an accident.‘How can you be so sure she’s going to win?’ ‘I can feel it in my bones.’
See also: bone, feel

feel in (one's) bones

To have an intuition of.
See also: bone, feel