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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.
With some good old horse sense, we could transform OSHA into everything it was mandated to be.
Managing a safe riding program at camp requires considerable resources, time, and good old fashioned horse sense.
Both Carter and Reagan fed us the line that to make Washington work we darn well needed someone from outside the Beltway to kick some horse sense into those bureaucrats.
Horse sense With 17 acres of land and ample storage, Cobrigdale has the perfect set up for someone with equestrian interests
Sick of punters complaining about wet weather when they pop out for a puff, he used his horse sense to turn an old horse-box into a smoking shelter.
CHILDREN have been developing real horse sense in a week-long Stable Management course at Cardiff Riding School.
The alternative will be for many small and medium sized businesses to muddle through and rely upon horse sense.
And HE has the horse sense to appreciate all that he now enjoys.