common sense noun

ADJ. good, sound | plain, pure, simple | practical

VERB + COMMON SENSE have That child has got no common sense! At least he had the common sense to turn the water off before he left. | exercise, rely on/upon, show, use Use a bit of common sense!

COMMON SENSE + VERB prevail I hope that common sense will prevail. | dictate sth, suggest sth, tell sb sth Common sense should tell you that people will find out sooner or later.

PHRASES (not) an ounce of common sense He hasn't an ounce of common sense.