When you are smart, level-headed and able to understand and assess a situation, this is an example of having a lot of common sense.
Origin of common senseTranslation of Latin s&emacron;nsus comm&umacron;nis, common feelings of humanity.
- com′mon-sense′ , com′mon·sen′si·cal
After Latin sensus communis, Ancient Greek κοινὴ αἴσθησις (koinē aisthēsis).
(comparative more common-sense, superlative most common-sense)
- common sense (in attributive use)