Definition of play a (or one's) hunch in English:

play a (or one's) hunch


  • Make an instinctive choice.

    ‘it had only been a shot in the dark—playing a hunch, really’
    • ‘When that webpage was completely open, Brant found the site's search engine and played his hunch.’
    • ‘Go ahead, play your hunch, take the chance,’
    • ‘‘This is no time for playing a hunch,’ Warren warned.’
    • ‘Just playing a hunch, but I think that might be our boy.’
    • ‘‘So what it all comes down to is, you're playing a hunch, Gov?’ said Smith.’
    • ‘But there will be occasions when they play a hunch or follow an adventurous whim.’