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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HORSE SENSE

Maybe he was right enough, if the feller getting off had got any horse sense.

But horse sense made me pass it by and stay on my own home diamond.

The law of compensation itself is the quintessence of horse sense.

Marshall Field had horse sense when he inaugurated his business.

If you'd horse sense you wouldn't have said what you handed me just now.

Trust Rob, Tubby; give him credit for horse sense, won't you?

She's got lots of sense, horse sense and flap-doodle sense all mixed up.

And if you've the horse sense I reckon you have, you'll locate my object easy.

In several other places the soldiers used the same brand of horse sense.

Brownie may have known what it was for, because he had a great deal of Horse sense, but if he knew he did not tell.

WORD ORIGIN

1832, American English colloquial, from horse (n.), perhaps in referfence to the animal's qualities, or the abilites of hostlers and coachmen with the animals, perhaps from the same association of "strong, large, coarse" found in horseradish.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HORSE SENSE

common sense

nounsound judgment
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