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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 People have many ways of talking about intuition: gut, nose, sixth sense, horse sense, Spidey-sense. Steve Kolowich, Washington Post, "Date Lab: He thought she was sweet. But was she weird enough?," 20 June 2019 His words of wisdom are tinged with wit and old-fashioned horse sense. Southern Living, "25 Things Only A Southern Dad Says," 14 May 2018

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Horse sense.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of horse sense

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

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