sixth sense

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sixth sense

Keen intuition, as in She had a sixth sense that they would find it in the cellar. This term alludes to a sense in addition to the five physical senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. [c. 1800]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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