horse sense

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - horse sense

"horse sense"

ordinary practical knowledge;

common sense


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - horse sense

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: There is something about this deal that just doesn't seem right.

Colleague 2: Can you expand on that a little?

Colleague 1: Not really. It is just that my horse sense tells me that if a deal seems to good to be true that something is wrong.

Colleague 2: Then I suppose you had better analyze it a little more deeply and find out what is wrong with it. Always trust your common sense.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - horse sense

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: How much does your pack weigh?

Friend 2: Just over twenty-five kilograms.

Friend 1: Horse sense will tell you that trekking up a mountain with that kind of weight is just not practical.

Friend 2: What should I do?

Friend 1: Reduce the weight by ruthlessly eliminating all non-essential items. That is a good start. Finding lighter alternatives would be the next step.

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horse sense - Gerund Form:

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horse sense - Examples:

1)  Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

2)  So it makes good horse sense to keep horses in groups where they can enjoy social contact with one another.

3)  I have actually learned something from all my life lessons and the good horse sense that I read here at BR.

4)  The night before departing, excitement turned into terror as my lack of horse sense surfaced. 

5)  ... billiards is a pastime that requires  horse sense and a cool head and a keen eye. 

6)  It's a system that has been created behind closed doors without having any horse sense put into the equation. It's been done by academics.

7)  No one with a trace of horse sense would expect a child three years old to react to the viewpoint of a ...

8)  Someone defined horse sense as the good judgment horses have that prevents them from betting on people.

9)  Is it too late to invade Libya? We need horse sense, not more ideologies.

10)  ... as the common sense loop. She related it to the popular idea of good horse sense, good management of life in all areas and a need to take responsibility ...

11)  It was the ignorant politicians who did not have horse sense to develop the place.

12)  ...worked all the time. A genuine workhorse. But he had much more than horse sense: a streak of intellect, a good sense of fair play and sound ...

13)  You've heard of horse sense? It means common sense, the rational thing to do. 

14)  A horse has a lot of horse sense because it does a lot of stable thinking.

15)  But lost in this long round has been elementary horse sense about what's actually valuable, what actually produces goods and services, ...

16)  Surprising how much common horse sense a farm gal who hunts from Saskatchewan has.

17)  But he has the horse sense to listen to the experts.

18)  I possess what used to be called "horse sense" - the ability to see the obvious and not be talked out of ...

19)  ... end of the day a broad mass of humans would prefer to rely on "horse sense," rather than the accumulated wisdom of science.

20)  ... be guided by their knowledge of history and their great store of plain old-fashioned common horse sense, and their innate caution not to gamble when their liberties.