nose test

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An informal method for determining whether something is authentic, credible, or ethical, by using one's common sense or sense of propriety.

Etymology:

  • Suggesting the identification of something by how it smells.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'nose test':

nose testAn inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food.
nose testAn inspection of the nasal passages or a trial of their function, as for breathing difficulties.
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