Definition of gut check in English:
nounNorth 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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- Competing today comes down to a leadership gut check, where the first order of business is to admit that the boom-time 1990s were a once-a-century aberration.
- It's easy to pour massive amounts of resources into something that seems cool without doing the proper sort of gut check.
- When they're beaten, people who want to be the best give themselves a gut check.
Definition of gut check in:
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