sixth sense


sixth sense
N-SING
If you say that someone has a sixth sense, you mean that they seem to have a natural ability to know about things before other people, or to know things that other people do not know.

The interesting thing about O'Reilly is his sixth sense for finding people who have good ideas.


English dictionary. 2008.

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