gut feeling


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gut feeling

An intuition or instinct, as opposed to an opinion based on a logical analysis. Jennifer's mother had a gut feeling that something was wrong when her daughter wasn't home by 10 o'clock.
See also: feeling, gut

gut feeling

 and gut reaction; gut response
a personal, intuitive feeling or response. I have a gut feeling that something bad is going to happen. My gut reaction is that we should hire Susan for the job.
See also: feeling, gut

a gut feeling

COMMON If you have a gut feeling about something, you are sure you are right about it even though you cannot give reasons. I had a gut feeling that he was lying too.
See also: feeling, gut
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I asked Beth to experiment for the next week by just giving in -- all the way -- to her gut feelings.
Rely on your gut feelings the next time you have a decision to make.
I want to listen to that gut feeling and keep an open mind.
I don't think it is helpful to get a gut feeling without real information," the governor said.
It's very hard to clear the whole world of cricket of this, which is a huge statement to make, but it's my gut feeling on it.
My gut feeling is that it could be done," says James Rathert, general manager at die maker Genca.
This trend was especially prevalent among very young start-ups averaging five staff, where over one in five (21 per cent) selected technology on gut feeling as opposed to specific research.
I had a gut feeling about it but the boys had to produce the goods for that gut feeling to come true.
My gut feeling is that any good detector comb will be able to cure lice in the same manner," Hill says.
It was my gut feeling that this was the perfect fit for me.
The art is colorful and in a slightly simplistic but realistic style, the better to convey the gut feeling of a classic struggle between good and evil.
My gut feeling is that we found a set of complexes that repress different genes based on their unique subunit," says Shiekhattar.
It is as likely to lead to disaster, Bonabeau states, as to the successes great leaders talk about when they tell you they "went with their gut feeling.
My general gut feeling was that we had two years before we started seeing anything," says Chapela.
I am not an economist but my gut feeling is that the real estate market is in a recession," said Lawrence Fiedler, a professor at New York University's Real Estate Institute.