sixth sense

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - sixth sense

"sixth sense"

a feeling, intuition or premonition not based on one of the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch, or smell


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - sixth sense

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Do not implement the changes.

Colleague 2: Why not? I've been working on them for weeks now. The changes have been tested by three different people and everything looks good.

Colleague 1: I just have this weird feeling that if you go ahead with these changes that catastrophe will ensue.

Colleague 2: You want me to stall a project that took weeks to develop because of your sixth sense?

Colleague 1: I have a really strong premonition about these changes. Proceed at your own risk.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - sixth sense

A couple are talking ...

Wife: Why are you packing a suitcase? It is three o'clock in the morning.

Husband: My sixth sense woke me out of a deep sleep and told me to get us out of here.

Wife: OK. I'll start packing a bag as well. The last time you had a premonition, it came true so I am not taking any chances this time.

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sixth sense - Gerund Form:

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sixth sense - Examples:

1)  The usual answer is that it's some kind of instinctive magic -- a sixth sense. The real answer is that it's high-speed pattern recognition.

2)  For the most part, blacks have a built in sixth sense for signs of discrimination, rejection based on race and probable racism.

3)  ... something's coming, even before it happens. I've got sort of a sixth sense too.

4)  ... with many subjects reported sensing energy outside of the RGB light spectrum with their sixth sense. This energy sensing has been applied to Seeing Auras with great success.

5)  We'd all like to think that we have some sort of sixth sense that will warn us when we're truly in danger, some animal instinct ...

6)  Today the Internet is my sixth sense, as it has altered the way I approach a problem.

7)  Entrepreneurship, market savvy, and a sixth sense with respect to what clients want are all waiting to be shown the light ...

8)  Extra Sensory Perception, casually referred to as sixth sense, involves reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses but sensed ...

9)  Pickers knock on doors out in the country if their sixth sense says the barn holds an old motorcycle or car or just a fine nickel ...

10)  ... wasn't really conscious, that much I was aware of. And like a sixth sense, I just knew he was there, my angel, or so I ...

11)  The resilience of these animals and their intuitive sixth sense about which humans can be trusted is utterly amazing.

12)  This inherited capacity is a sort of sixth sense -- a soul-sense which sees, hears, feels, all in one.

13)  ... closeness more intense than siblings born less than a year apart. Many have a sixth sense about each other... if one is hurt the other will know something is wrong.

14)  Indian philosophy formalized and many people have observed a "sixth sense" and "third eye." Perhaps the best explanation of non-physical perception ...

15)  ... and an approved selection of four could be: magical thinking, telepathy or sixth sense; limited social contact; odd speech; and over-sensitivity to criticism.

16)  Perceiving things indirectly, through hunches or a "sixth sense." represents the unconscious incorporation of ideas or associations with outside perceptions.

17)  ... talent for appraising. You must be able to deal with uncertainty, have a sixth sense or hunches when something isn't right, never stop learning more about the ...

18)  She would listen to him, laugh at the right moments, and had a sixth sense about what he needed to hear.

19)  ... but push through it and you will come out with a kind of sixth sense for finding bugs and problems with your code.

20)  I had that sick sixth sense that I never had before with him. I knew he was with another woman.