contrary to popular opinion

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contrary to popular opinion

Opposite to what is popularly or generally expected or believed. Usually used to introduce such a statement. Contrary to popular opinion, higher taxes end up benefiting people more than lower ones.
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ISLAMABAD -- Contrary to popular opinion, it can be good to feel bad at work, while feeling good in the workplace can also lead to negative outcomes, says research.
Contrary to popular opinion, we haven't seen austerity in the way it has been applied to many countries around the eurozone.
We will need to play off the atmosphere and be on top of our game for both highly testing fixtures, which contrary to popular opinion.
Speaking after a meeting with Timmermans, Kuneva said that she had been impressed by his political independence, adding that he treated the two processes as separate, contrary to popular opinion in his home country.
Contrary to popular opinion, using your toothbrush too enthusiastically could permanently damage your teeth and gums, and people who do this may actually risk harming themselves.
Contrary to popular opinion I would like to see this show regain its former glory but younger women have not got the life experience that the viewers expect from the panel.
Contrary to popular opinion, strokes are not necessary for safety, but for efficient propulsion.
Wigan are undoubtedly underdogs but, contrary to popular opinion, Paul Jewell's men won't simply roll over and die.
Contrary to popular opinion, the report indicates that over the past decade, violent and other delinquent behaviours have declined.
Contrary to popular opinion, referees do have a sense of humour and I've missed the banter.
Contrary to popular opinion, atherosclerosis is not a disease unique to modern civilization.
Contrary to popular opinion, the LDS church is most definitely not anti-gay.