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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Conservative commentator David Brooks writes in The New York Times Book Review: "Gladwell never tells us how the brain performs these amazing cognitive feats; we just get the scattered by products of the mysterious backstage process." Kevin Shapiro, a research fellow in neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, writes in Commentary that Blink is a messy mix of "false analogies and buzzwords"; "The idea seems to be that a diverse set of phenomena--from the gut feelings of experts to the biases of everyday life--are instances of the same kind of thought."
Joanne Brunn's basic premise is that we all are both with psychic skills revealed by hunches or 'gut feelings', and that these instincts come from a core intuitive nature which is phased out during childhood.
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Dr Wiseman says that by using a few basic principles people create their own good fortune - they act on gut feelings, they maximise opportunities and they go through life expecting good fortune to befall them.