feel in bones
feel (something) in (one's) bones
To sense something strongly and intuitively. We all felt the truth of the situation in our bones. Something bad is going to happen tonight—I can feel it in my bones.
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feel something in one's bonesand 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
feel in (one's) bones
To have an intuition of.
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