to go with your gut

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - go with your gut

"to go with your gut"

to trust your feelings and instincts, rather than logic or analysis, when making a decision


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - go with your gut

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  There is just something about this deal that doesn't feel right.

Colleague 2:  Can you elaborate on that?

Colleague 1:  Not really. I just get the feeling that something doesn't add up.

Colleague 2:  Then go with your gut and don't make the deal. You can analyze the deal later to determine exactly what it was that you didn't like about it.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - go with your gut

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I just can't decide which dress I should buy. The green one will be the most versatile and practical but the red one is so beautiful.

Friend 2Go with your gut! This is fashion after all and feelings are more important than logic.

Friend 1:  Then my gut says buy the red one. It's so exciting.

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to go with your gut - Gerund Form:

Going with your gut does not always prove to be the best.

to go with your gut - Examples:

1)  They believe risks are worth taking and that it's fine to go with your gut. Their focus is big-picture. They're drawn to bold new ideas and creative ...

2)  Always go with your gut feeling, because it's very rarely wrong.

3)  If you think it's on, go with your gut feeling, just do what you think is right.

4)  Always go with your gut and never be scared to be who you want to be. 

5)  If you feel sketchy about the anchor point, go with your gut; it's probably right, so skip it.

6)  ... and you just have to go with your gut: Be aware that you may never have all the information that you need.

7)  ... because that's what entrepreneurship is about. Sometimes you have to go with your gut, but obviously market research is critical.

8)  Most of all go with your gut feeling. If something doesn't feel comfortable, believe your instinct.

9)  Go with your gut. Traders who have stronger hunches make more money and last longer in the profession.

10)  ... research on bias has made it clear that it's unwise to go with your gut when hiring. Our tendency to hire in our own image is well documented.

11)  ... to encourage people that even if your doctor dismisses your symptoms, go with your gut instinct and get a second opinion if you really feel like there could be something ...

12)  It's also best to go with your gut. If the website looks scrappy and unprofessional, rather opt to purchase from a ...

13)  ... you know what you think is best for your child, then go with your gut. Who cares what her friends are doing?

14)  Do you have any style rules you follow? I think always go with your gut feeling and feel free to break the rules sometimes.

15)  ... to pinpoint whether he is lying to you. Trust yourself and go with your gut feeling. If you have a serious feeling that he is being dishonest, ...

16)  I would always go with your gut instinct. You can talk yourself out of a deal quite easily.

17)  I have learned that you have to go with your gut a lot more than what I would have thought.

18)  ... unsafe, uncomfortable, or like something doesn't feel right, go with your gut. Leave and head to a safe place immediately.

19)  You go with your gut. I'm not one to over think things, and I think comedy works best ...

20)  You don't have to over think it, just go with your gut.