feel in your 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 (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