A federal agency simply has to “nominate” you if it has “reasonable suspicion”—which is slightly more than a hunch.
I stick with my hunch from yesterday: He made a lot during those phantom years, not just a couple hundred thou, for no work.
On the other hand, I have a hunch that Lady Gaga will pay some heavy dues for this career move.
My hunch is that when you look at their most competitive races, women are not necessarily in the mix this year.
My hunch is that several forces collided to create a perfect storm of sorts.
Though he had no rational reason for expecting trouble he had still his hunch and his intuition.
There must be some kind of head-an'-tail to the scent, that a-way, to give the dog the hunch.
“Luncheon” is an extended form of “lunch” (another form of “lump,” as “hunch” is of “hump”).
I always had a hunch that I would never play wig and ruffles.
I had a hunch, and this astronomer chap has proved it correct with his mathematics.
originally (c.1500) a verb, "to push, thrust," of unknown origin. Meaning "raise or bend into a hump" is 1670s. Perhaps a variant of bunch. The noun is attested from 1620s, originally "a push, thrust." Figurative sense of "hint, tip" (a "push" toward a solution or answer), first recorded 1849, led to that of "premonition, presentiment" (1904).
: This was too good a hunch play to let drop
An intuitive premonition; a shrewd idea or notion: I gotta hunch she won't come back
: As I hunch it, the answer is triple
[1904+; said to be fr a gamblers' belief that touching a hunchback's hump would bring good luck]