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    Question What does "common ground, common sense" mean?

    Hello!

    I am now trying to translate an essy on the US abortion policies.
    In the essay, I have come across an expression "common-ground, common-sense" policies,
    whose meaning I really don't understand.

    Could anyone help me?
    I'm so desperate for any help!

    Thank you.

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    Charlie Bernstein is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: What does "common ground, common sense" mean?

    Common ground = area of agreement.

    -We share a common ground on disco music. We both hate it.

    Common sense = down-to-earth logic = simple reason.

    -Avoiding tornadoes, volcano eruptions, and large, angry animals is just common sense.

    In your context, it's about policies that people will agree on and that will actually work.

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