Have a good nose for

Have a good nose for
1. be able to search out or locate: 'good nose for bargains';
2. have a propensity for; good sense of: 'good nose for business'; 'nose for pretension'

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • have a (good) nose for something — phrase to have the ability to find or recognize something He had a nose for a good news story. Thesaurus: relating to searching and findinghyponym to search for something or someonesynonym Main entry: nose …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a good nose for — Australian Slang 1. be able to search out or locate: good nose for bargains ; 2. have a propensity for; good sense of: good nose for business ; nose for pretension …   English dialects glossary

  • have a nose for something — have a nose for (something) informal to be good at finding a particular kind of thing. Like any good newspaper journalist, she has a nose for a good story. He s always finding things in the sales. He seems to have a nose for a bargain …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a nose for — (something) informal to be good at finding a particular kind of thing. Like any good newspaper journalist, she has a nose for a good story. He s always finding things in the sales. He seems to have a nose for a bargain …   New idioms dictionary

  • nose — nose1 W2S2 [nəuz US nouz] n ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on your face)¦ 2 (right) under somebody s nose 3 stick/poke your nose into something 4 keep your nose out (of something) 5 turn your nose up (at something) 6 with your nose in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nose — 1 noun 1 ON YOUR FACE (C) the part of your face that you smell with and breathe through: a broken nose | Marty punched him on the nose. | blow your nose (=clear it by blowing strongly into a piece of cloth or soft paper): Here, take this hanky… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nose — nose1 [ nouz ] noun count *** 1. ) the part of your face above your mouth that you use for smelling and breathing. The two holes in your nose are called nostrils: Her nose is bleeding. Hold your nose (=press the two sides of it) and put your head …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nose — I UK [nəʊz] / US [noʊz] noun [countable] Word forms nose : singular nose plural noses *** 1) the part of your face above your mouth that you use for smelling and breathing. The two holes in your nose are called nostrils Her nose is bleeding. Hold …   English dictionary

  • nose — [[t]no͟ʊz[/t]] ♦♦♦ noses, nosing, nosed 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Your nose is the part of your face which sticks out above your mouth. You use it for smelling and breathing. She wiped her nose with a tissue... She s got funny eyes and a big nose.… …   English dictionary

  • nose — /noʊz / (say nohz) noun 1. the part of the face or head which contains the nostrils, affording passage for air in respiration, etc. 2. this part as the organ of smell: the aroma of coffee greeted his nose. 3. the sense of smell: a dog with a good …  

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