Definition of gut check in English:

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gut check

noun

North American informal
An evaluation or test of a person’s resolve, commitment, or priorities, typically with respect to a particular course of action: the gut check came when he found himself facing a tiebreaker in the third set it was time for a gut check after all the professional advice
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  • The Ryder Cup is the ultimate gut check in sports.
  • Riding down the steps of this bridge on the return is something of a gut check.
  • It comes down to a simple gut check: you either love what you do or you don't.
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