gut reaction (to something)

gut reaction (to something)
n. a basic and immediate response to something.
Well, my gut reaction is quite negative.
Her gut reaction to the plan is basically a good one.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • gut reaction — {n. phr.} A mental or physical response that springs from one s depths. * /My gut reaction was to get out of here as fast as possible./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gut reaction — {n. phr.} A mental or physical response that springs from one s depths. * /My gut reaction was to get out of here as fast as possible./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gut reaction — UK US noun [countable] [singular gut reaction plural gut reactions] something that you feel or believe strongly without stopping to think about it My gut reaction was that he was lying. Thesaurus: reactions and ways of resp …   Useful english dictionary

  • gut reaction — gut re action noun count something that you feel or believe strongly without stopping to think about it: My gut reaction was that he was lying …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gut reaction — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms gut reaction : singular gut reaction plural gut reactions something that you feel or believe strongly without stopping to think about it My gut reaction was that he was lying …   English dictionary

  • (a) gut reaction — a reaction that is based on your immediate feelings about someone or something. When a tragedy like this happens, I think people s gut reaction is anger and a desire to find someone to blame …   New idioms dictionary

  • gut feeling — {n. phr.} An instinctive reaction. * /I have a gut feeling that they will never get married in spite of all they say./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gut feeling — {n. phr.} An instinctive reaction. * /I have a gut feeling that they will never get married in spite of all they say./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gut — gut1 [gʌt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 gut reaction/feeling/instinct 2¦(courage)¦ 3¦(inside your body)¦ 4¦(stomach)¦ 5¦(string)¦ 6¦(machine/equipment)¦ 7¦(most important parts)¦ 8 at gut level 9 I ll have somebody s guts for garters ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reaction — re|ac|tion W2S2 [riˈækʃən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(to a situation/event)¦ 2¦(moving quickly)¦ 3¦(to food/drugs)¦ 4¦(science)¦ 5¦(change)¦ 6¦(against change)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(TO A SITUATION/EVENT)¦ [U and C] something that you feel or do because of something… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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