feel (something) in (one's) bones(redirected from feel in their 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.
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.
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]
feel something in your bones
If you say that you can feel something in your bones, you mean that you feel very strongly that you are right about something, although you cannot explain why. Joe, I have a hunch you're going to lose tonight. I just feel it in my bones. Note: Verbs such as know, believe, and sense are sometimes used instead of feel. No amount of argument can disguise what people across the country know in their bones. His departure is not just a sadness and a loss; it is potentially a crisis. Convention is very important — you'd think a conservative would know that in his bones. Note: You can also say that you have a feeling in your bones. I've got a feeling in my bones we're going to lose this by-election.
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.’
feel in (one's) bones
To have an intuition of.