have a nose for
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.
have a nose for something(informal)
to be good at finding a particular kind of thing Like any good newspaper journalist, she has a nose for a good story. He's always finding things in the sales. He seems to have a nose for a bargain.