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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But I have a gut feeling that joining Cardiff City is the right move.
FORMER Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam was not surprised ex-world number one Luke Donald was left out of Europe's team but admits occasionally decisions are made as much on gut feelings as form.
Lord Sugar said of his decision to go with Tom: "It's just a gut feeling and I've done a lot of things in my life on gut feeling.
When Shearer had a header tipped over the bar and Ameobi missed a sitter my gut feeling was a goal was imminent.
It wasn't a gut feeling but I was super confident (I'd won).
I'vegot to know Greg pretty well over the years,practising and playing Davis Cup,and my gut feeling is he would not do something like that,'' theBritish number one told BBC Radio Five Live.
It's my gut feeling that there are cytokines involved in some way," he says.
There's a lot of gut feeling that comes into management.
I've got to know Greg pretty well over the years, practising and playing Davis Cup,and my gut feeling is he would not do something like that,'' the British number one said.
And yet, as we examined the product, as we analyzed what we believed were going to become trends that, in turn, would become standards, we couldn't shake the gut feeling that our projections were way too small.
But Finance Department officer David Thompson said: "If you want my gut feeling, I think there's a risk that the capital costs may be under-estimated up front.
More than one in 10 small-business owners buy their IT equipment on gut feeling alone, a survey has found.
My gut feeling is that ABC is attempting to stop the hemorrhaging and the rating decline,'' said David Miller, an analyst with Sander Morris Harris in Los Angeles.
But my gut feeling is that I still think there is some kind of corruption in the game.