Definition of 'nous'
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Now his tactical nous was being questioned. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her father clearly had a tactical nous. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is regarded as an adept negotiator and no one now denies his political nous, although many have questioned his ability to focus on policy problems. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His tactical nous is under the microscope and the pressure on his position would intensify if England lose the final two Tests here. The Sun (2016)He said financial nous is increasingly useful in the aftermath of changes to funding. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That tells me a great deal about her business nous. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The company itself has the political nous to avoid saying any such thing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The changes could see law firms acting with more commercial nous. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The last two games have shown him to be all mouth and no tactical nous. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His business nous has earned him honours as well as profits. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some say she also lacks political nous. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Nor can subsidised theatres be accused of lacking commercial nous. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Or perhaps they have been lost without his tactical nous. The Sun (2014)He dutifully showed some business nous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Unusually tall and beefy for his era, he had an unparalleled tactical nous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But if its premises are modest, its commercial nous is a little more impressive. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I could follow them because they had better tactical nous than me. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Throw in some managerial nous and the sense to recruit better coaches for specific roles and Cheika has wrought a rugby revolution. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Political nous was also important, as was the need to balance loyalty to the chief executive with an ability to challenge. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But don't worry, the trio have got too much business nous to get conned themselves! The Sun (2010)Her intervention a few days ago in proposing that Britain take 10,000 migrants showed political nous. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Both were prominent in his reign, as was political nous, exercised with great charm. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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