have good antennae

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have good antennae

To be very sensitive (to something); to have a keen sense of detection or perception. Likened to the antennae of (e.g.) an insect, which are extremely sensitive to environmental stimuli. The best teacher must have good antennae for any emotional difficulties their students may be going through.
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Read the field: "Having good antennae and being able to see one or two moves ahead allows you to be able to predict and anticipate versus react.
Coming from a political family, you have good antennae for that sort of thing.
They have very good antennae, and it tells them what they think they can get away with before the people rise up and say no.
Coming from a political family you have good antennae for that sort of thing.