gut check


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gut check

n
a pause to assess the state, progress, or condition of something such as an enterprise or institution
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And so within Iraq and within partners in the region, there has to be a real gut check about whether they want to face off against this terrorist threat, which is born and bred in the region.
Official or not, this guy needs a gut check and a common sense reboot.
The real gut check came when the little guys starting pulling out, the companies made up of one guy who builds duck or turkey calls all year in his garage or uses up all of his vacation to guide a few hunts around home because he loves hunting that much--guys like Bobby Hart.
I definitely felt like it was a gut check for me," Williams said.
Everybody involved in this (need to) do a serious gut check -- the Greeks, the Europeans, the banks, the funds.
10 Kansas State withstood a gut check rally to knock off top-ranked Texas 71-62 on Monday night.
For myself and many of my colleagues here at Communications News, it was a real gut check about how reliant we are on e-mail, Outlook and technology in general.
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NEW YORK: Wall Street faces a gut check in the coming week as an avalanche of earnings reports will show how well corporate America is holding up in the face of economic turmoil.
So if I have to sing a song called "The Real Deal" everyday, it's a daily gut check.
And with Americans often singled out for their poor geographical knowledge, we offer a gut check for you and your students: some sample questions from the National Geographic Bee.
He is going to have to do a gut check - to say 'I can take that and want to accept it, to embrace that', because what a luxury to have all these people fighting and screaming for you.