feel 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 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]
See also: bone, feel