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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.
He'll see that that's horse sense. Let him come at ten o'clock at night, and he shall see everything.
"There's so much more to it than that, just dealing with personalities in the room, reading the room, conversations and then just good, old-fashioned horse sense."
If the cart hurtled with an extra jolt before the steed in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) this week, at least our comrades were trying to instill some horse sense into it all.
HORSE SENSE: 'Letting out land to a neighbour who then keeps his or her children's ponies on the land can never create an agricultural tenancy'
Horse Sense Wirral is appealing for urgent help to stop the 150 animals which live at its Thornton Hough site from being made homeless.
HORSE SENSE Johnson's City are chasing play-off spot
Spending money to buy votes in the Senate does not strictly fall in the definition of political horse-trading which term is simply indicative of complex and shrewd bargaining and reciprocal concessions; a bit of horse sense is required!
Horse Sense for Special Riders, La Crosse, is awarded $25,000 to offer career-building skills such as volunteer management, fundraising, scheduling, marketing, and non-profit administration, as well as lessons in therapeutic horsemanship for veterans.
Importantly, though, he is a good horseman with good horse sense. That's crucial.