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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After Saturday's loss to Manchester, it was tough to take and we had a bit of a gut check.
The Pirates are in unchartered waters and must come up with their own gut check to reply to the Lions' gutsy stand.
Here are some ideas to unlock your potential from the inside out, allowing you to live gutsier at any age: Start with a gut check To be your best self and have the "guts" to tackle whatever lies ahead, get your gut in check and reap the glory.
For clues to Parkinson's brain symptoms, a gut check is in order.
Berger, now the CEO of Third Point Re says of the decision to leave General Re and start F&G Re: "It was a real gut check to say, 'Do I really want to do this?
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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.
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.
Congressional deficit hawks are about to get a gut check in the form of stark recommendations from the co-chairmen of President Obama's bipartisan deficit commission.
10 Kansas State withstood a gut check rally to knock off top-ranked Texas 71-62 on Monday night.