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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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This also gives evidence supporting the role of CRF pathways in the gut response to stress in IBS patients.
Is there any real difference between that gut response from a of a breed might Little Scotlanders tenement window and of the more sophisticated response to the views of Lady Louise Richardson, the principal of St Andrews University.
Very rarely does a rst encounter with another politician produce a strange feeling of intestinal discomfort in me - the "Ycha" gut response, " gut response, Y is all I can call it - sorry I can't translate that.
The jacket translates the novel (after a fashion), but oftentimes publishers seem far more interested in triggering a particular gut response from the potential buyer than in communicating anything genuine about the book.
The CFP Board "maintains it wasn't making the exam easier; the gut response of the community seems to disagree, and the initial reaction of test-takers who are excited about the shorter exam would certainly confirm at least the PERCEPTION that it's going to be easier.
But when we react based on our initial, gut response, and don't take the time to learn about the issues, we are doing ourselves a disservice.
The gut response was to seeing people drowning and dying was to dive in and try save them but to do that would have been suicide.
We were just flat," said defenseman Derek Morris, clearly upset with his team's gut response.
Most of us have intuitions about this sort of thing, whether in our enthusiasm (or lack of it) for Kevin Warwick, or in our gut response to gene therapy, artificial intelligence, embryonic stem cell research, or nanotechnology.
As a registered Independent, I switch allegiances based on my gut response to a candidate's stated position, his voting record .
most remodelers' gut response is to avoid any association with an organization that wants to be seen as the lowest cost in town.
But a person's gut response to a bioethical dilemma isn't something that could have ever been learned in school.
My initial gut response is that the insurance company is onto something in its denial of coverage for the theft loss of a sign that had been detached from a building for repair or replacement.
But he sees traditional tort reform strategies, such as damage caps, as a gut response from physicians who feel angry and cornered.