I was having a lesson with Mr.M today and the Italian expression ” a pelle” (i.e. on my skin) came up.
We agreed that a possible English expression could be ” to have a gut feeling“. A gut is your stomach or belly.
It means that your feeling is instinctive with no proof to support the opinion.
Here are a few examples in context:
- I have a gut feeling about that guy. I don’t trust him.
- She has a gut feeling about accepting that proposal.
Have you ever heard this expression before? Can you come up with a better translation?