nose for


: an ability to find (something)
He is a good reporter with a nose for news.
a baseball scout with a nose for talent

Examples of nose for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So far, the rabbit sculpture has sported an American flag to celebrate Independence Day, a basket for Easter, a pointed orange-and-black hat for Halloween and reindeer antlers and a red nose for Christmas. Sarah Linn, Sacramento Bee, 19 May 2024 The viral latte makeup trend calls for cream bronzer across the lids and bridge of the nose for a monochromatic look, while pearl skin will layer highlighter with bronzer to create a luminous complexion. Ariana Yaptangco, Glamour, 19 Apr. 2024 Eldridge brushed on a reddish blush across Lipa's cheekbones and over her nose for a sunburnt effect, with a similar shade on her lips. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 25 Jan. 2024 There are plenty of ways to practice deep breathing, but a common approach is the 4-2-6 method: Inhale through your nose for four seconds, hold your breath for two seconds, and slowly exhale for six seconds. Julia Ries, SELF, 12 Feb. 2024 Given the limited number of opportunities to reach 100 million potential customers, companies are willing to pay through the nose for them. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Feb. 2024 Drape a towel over your head to form a tent, and then inhale deeply through your nose for five to 10 minutes. Amanda Gardner, Health, 31 Dec. 2023 Still, the strength of PTI’s showing is a bloody nose for Pakistan’s military, which previously backed Khan before his 2018 election victory. TIME, 9 Feb. 2024 Nix appears to have significantly more upside than journeyman placeholder Jarrett Stidham, not to mention the accuracy – nearly 75% in two seasons with the Ducks – Broncos coach Sean Payton values, plus having a nose for the goal line (38 rushing TDs in five college seasons). Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 29 Jan. 2024

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“Nose for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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