horse sense


Examples of horse sense in a Sentence

He credits his success to good old-fashioned horse sense. pure horse sense should tell you it's dangerous to play with matches
Recent Examples on the Web My bet is that Smith has that political horse sense. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 8 June 2023 But Lord knows, there’s a mountain of acumen and perspicacity or, in plain terms, good horse sense stored in those minds and souls. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Jan. 2023 Back in 2011, Daniels, a former Bush White House official and two-term Indiana governor known for his conservative horse sense and low-key manner, passed on a White House run and went on to accept the Purdue presidency. Frederick Hess, Forbes, 16 June 2022 In an age when Hollywood’s highest-profile parent-child relationship is that between Britney Spears and her father, what could be more refreshing than the homespun horse sense of the Howard boys? Peter Tonguette, WSJ, 7 Oct. 2021 People have many ways of talking about intuition: gut, nose, sixth sense, horse sense, Spidey-sense. Steve Kolowich, Washington Post, 20 June 2019 His words of wisdom are tinged with wit and old-fashioned horse sense. Southern Living, 14 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of horse sense was in 1832

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“Horse sense.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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