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horse sense

n. Informal
Common sense; gumption.

horse sense

n
another term for common sense

com′mon sense′


n.
sound practical judgment independent of specialized knowledge or training; normal native intelligence.
[1525–35; translation of Latin sēnsus commūnis]
com′mon•sense′, adj.
com′mon•sen′si•cal, com′mon•sen′si•ble, adj.
com′mon•sen′si•cal•ly, com′mon•sen′si•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horse sense - sound practical judgment; "Common sense is not so common"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately she had the good sense to run away"
sagaciousness, sagacity, discernment, judgement, judgment - the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
logic - reasoned and reasonable judgment; "it made a certain kind of logic"
nous - common sense; "she has great social nous"
road sense - good judgment in avoiding trouble or accidents on the road

horse sense

noun
Informal. The ability to make sensible decisions:
Informal: gumption.
Translations

horse sense

n (fam) → buonsenso
References in classic literature ?
All of Daylight's horse knowledge and horse sense was called into play, while Bob, in turn, worked every trick in his lexicon.
Men have some horse sense, though Sarah don't know it.
If you're goin' ter talk ter me, you've got ter talk plain horse sense," he declared testily.
That's good old-fashioned horse sense, baseball horse sense.
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Importantly, though, he is a good horseman with good horse sense.
At heart, he's generally unpretentious and comfortable with himself, listens to his gut, has horse sense, and tends to be indulgent.
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He was also a best-selling author and his three books, Talking With Horses, Thinking With Horses and Horse Sense, were published in many countries.
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This, combined with old fashioned horse sense, means the future here looks very promising.