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gut instinct

An intuition or feeling, as opposed to an opinion based on a logical analysis. My gut instinct about Kara's new boyfriend proved correct when we discovered he had a pretty extensive criminal history.
See also: gut, instinct
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He said that older people can be reassured that their gut instincts about who is posing a danger are generally "excellent" and added that the results could encourage older people to recognise they are street smart, that their gut instincts are spot on.
With so much choice at this time of year, buyers should pay attention to more than a vehicle's body work and their gut instincts - they should be looking at the private seller's body language and facial expressions too.
Senior execs are smart people, they respect data, but they trust their gut instincts more.
Although numerous books and articles have recently talked about the gut instincts as valuable in giving us useful hunches in the decision-making process, What's Behind Your Belly Button?
You have to follow your gut instincts on things like that.
Which is why, personally, I prefer, in the manner of small Mediterranean geckos, to let impressions, emotions, great wisdoms and gut instincts simply seep under my skin, like the sun.
Touted as the next-best-thing in Bollywood, Kapoor says his career decisions are dictated by his gut instincts.
When screening residents, trust your gut instincts more than simply deciding based on what shows up on the credit report.
THE brilliant Hungarian colt Overdose might have been rated champion European sprinter ahead of Marchand D'Or if the handicappers had followed their gut instincts.
I had a gut feeling telling me it was wrong, if you generally go with your gut instincts, you don't go far wrong.
If you were given the freedom to follow your gut instincts, maybe New Zealand would not have the fourth highest child abuse statistics among OECD countries.
Thinking goes beyond deliberation to include emotions, gut instincts, and self-reflection.
We aren't afraid to be passionate about our ideas, we are intuitive, and take a cue from our gut instincts while combining it with having a 'business head' that's based on reason
He refused to admit exactly who he voted for in the last election and added: 'I think I can sum it up by one thing - I'll never go against my gut instincts.
You've got to trust gut instincts rather than some half-baked spey wife's overactive imagination.