When I want to express he is sensible or insightful, can I say "he has a good eye." or "he has good eyes"?

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    If you see should see the "insufficient text" warning again, please consider adding a couple of example sentences rather than an unnecessary sentence about unnecessary text. – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica Sep 19 '16 at 2:35

Both of your phrases are correct but have different meanings.

Without any other context, your phrases literally mean

he has a good eye
he has one good eye

he has good eyes
both his eyes are good

Neither really express sensibility nor insightfulness which might be expressed as

he has a good understanding of
he has a good grasp of

Having an eye for something is to be able to appreciate the visual aesthetics of something

he has a good eye for design layout
he has a good eye for landscape painting
he has a good eye for catching continuity flaws in movies

this is usually shortened to

he has an eye for design layout


The idiom is X has a good eye for Y, but the "for" is really important here as well as "good eye".

Saying X has good eyes literally means that X's eyes are good.

If you say "X has good eyes for Y" it will likely be understood as "X has a good eye for Y", though.

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