1. (US campus) easy.
|implied in gut n. (3a)|
|High Cotton (1993) 149: That most notorious of ‘gut classes,’ the History of Television.|
|Tightrope Walk 84: The paper hurled epithets such as ‘intellectual farce’ and ‘most outrageous gut course on campus.’.|
|Sneaking Out 81: The ‘C’ In ‘Human Sexuality,’ purported to be a gut course.|
2. (orig. US) based on instinct, feeling.
|Visions of Cody (1973) 42: The powerful gut feeling I had.|
|Where the Boys Are 169: Don’t they teach you how to get gut-mad?|
|Listening to America 92: Wallace appealed to people because he spoke of gut issues.|
|Daughters of Cain (1995) 6: I’ve got this gut-feeling that Phillotson wouldn’t have got very far with it anyway.|
3. of fundamental importance.
|Economist 17 Oct. 261/3: For Harold Wilson it was a carefully planned campaign: ... the neo-Kennedyism combined with a concentration on gut issues .|