sense of direction

sense of direction
1) N-SING Your sense of direction is your ability to know roughly where you are, or which way to go, even when you are in an unfamiliar place.

He had a poor sense of direction, and when he passed the barn for the second time, he was forced to admit that he was lost.

2) N-SING (approval) If you say that someone has a sense of direction, you mean that they seem to have clear ideas about what they want to do or achieve.

The country now had a sense of direction, he said, after a twenty month period in which its democracy and its integrity were threatened.

English dictionary. 2008.

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