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He credits his success to good old-fashioned horse sense. pure horse sense should tell you not to stand so close to the space heater
Recent Examples on the Web 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

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First Known Use of horse sense

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of horse sense was in 1832

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“Horse sense.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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: the ability to make good judgments or decisions : common sense


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