have a nose for
have a nose for (something)
To have an intuitive ability to detect or excel at something. I've always been able to learn languages easily. I guess I just have a nose for it. He's got a real nose for determining which way the stock markets are going to shift.
have a nose for something
Fig. to have the ability to sense or find something, such as news, trouble, gossip, etc. She really has a nose for news. She's a good reporter. Fred has a nose for gossip.