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Definition of horse sense in English:

noun

[mass noun] informal
Common sense.
Example sentences
  • A vast majority of the people who write in for advice lack the common sense God gave most people, it's amusing, but it's also good that there's someone with a lot of horse sense available for the wisdom-challenged.
  • In ‘Poetry and Religion,’ Jarman argues that ‘Dickinson offers, with true American horse sense, the preferability of a deceptive hope, a fool's errand, to none at all, for it is that which gives illumination.’
  • The decision to vote for him seemed wrapped up in the age-old city vs. rural dichotomy, change vs. tradition, theory vs. horse sense, new vs. familiar.
Synonyms
informal nous, gumption, savvy, know-how, the sense one was born with
British informal common
North American informal smarts
rare sapience, arguteness

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