good sense
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌɡʊd ˈsɛn(t)s/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌɡʊd ˈsɛns/

good sense (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) Common sense; sensibleness.
    Synonyms: mother wit, native wit
    • 1908, G[ilbert] K[eith] Chesterton, “The Criminals Chase the Police”, in The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, Bristol: J[ames] W[illiams] Arrowsmith, […]; London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, OCLC 3716058 ↗, page 228 ↗:
      They had come to an open space of sunlight, which seemed to express to Syme the final return of his own good sense; and in the middle of this forest clearing was a figure that might well stand for that common sense in an almost awful actuality.

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