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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travel to "My gut feeling is that we can stay in the race a little bit longer, but it's a really difficult Championship.
"You just have to calculate how much water they need - you just have a gut feeling."
"Would your situation be any worse if you just gave in to that gut feeling and took your chances?" I asked her.
Medical teaching should make clear that an 'inexplicable gut feeling is an important diagnostic sign and a very good reason for seeking the opinion of someone with more paediatric expertise or performing additional testing,' said study author Ann Van den Bruel, of Oxford University, and her colleagues.
Even if snook fishing is not your forte, the closure of the species you target may be only a gut feeling away.
"It's just a gut feeling and I've done a lot of things in my life on gut feeling."
"My gut feeling is he will stay at Wigan but he will move in 12 or 18 months or two years and he will go to one of the top European clubs."
"I had a gut feeling that we were going to play well from the way the lads were buzzing in training in the second half of the week.
<p>Due diligence Commercial due diligence efforts typically rely on two types of information--objective facts about a target's historical performance and market fundamentals, and subjective judgments or 'gut feeling' about the management team's ability to deliver future performance.
"I don't know how other managers go about this but I go with own gut feeling.
My gut feeling about the existence of these big building catalogues is that they exist to satisfy some deep internal needs of their authors' psyches.
I like to walk up and see the stage fresh, get a first impression, get a gut feeling of the best solution.
England captain Michael Vaughan has a 'gut feeling' there is still corruption within cricket following speculation that Bob Woolmer's murder may have been linked to match-fixing.
When he didn't respond, she sensed what he was up to: "I said [to my daughter, Sara], 'I've got a gut feeling he's in there helping someone --somebody had a heart attack or some lady fell."
GECAS President and CEO Henry Hubschman has a gut feeling that Airbus will unveil a significantly redone A350 by the Farnborough Air Show in mid-July.