Follow Your Nose
No Toucan Sam didn't orginally say it, but he did help to make it a house hold saying.
Meaning: To make decisions by thinking of how you feel about someone or something instead of finding out information about them, to go straight ahead, the direction that one's nose is pointing, to move in the direction of something you smell.
Origin: First seen in print 1774 in “FOUR YEARS ON THE FIRING LINE", By Col. James Cooper Nisbet.
The saying "Even a blind pig finds an acorn every once in a while", gets it roots from follow your nose.
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