to trust your gut

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - trust your gut

"to trust 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 - trust 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 trust 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 - trust 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 2Trust 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 trust your gut - Gerund Form:

Trusting your gut does not always prove to be the best.

to trust your gut - Examples:

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

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

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

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

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

6)  ... and you just have to trust 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 trust your gut, but obviously market research is critical.

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

9)  Trust 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 trust 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, trust your gut instinct and get a second opinion if you really feel like there could be something ...

12)  It's also best to trust 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 trust your gut. Who cares what her friends are doing?

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

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

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

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

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

19)  You trust 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 trust your gut.