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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.

contrary to popular belief

Opposite to what is popularly or generally expected or believed. Usually used to introduce such a statement. Contrary to popular belief, higher taxes end up benefiting people more than lower ones.
See also: belief, contrary, popular

by popular demand

Due to a lot of interest (in something). Here are your menus—you'll see that some of our special dishes from last summer are back by popular demand.
See also: by, demand, popular

contrary to popular beˈlief/oˈpinion

although it is not what most people consider to be true: Contrary to popular belief, many cats dislike milk.

by popular deˈmand

because a lot of people have asked for something: By popular demand, the play will run for another week.
See also: by, demand, popular
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Popular authority and the recognition of popular authority are fatal.
As part of the transaction, Banco Popular will acquire approximately USD 1.
All students of popular culture," Tim Harris wrote in 1995, "would acknowledge the intellectual debt they owe to Peter Burke's seminal study Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe.
According to the report, the whole of Popular Gestion is worth about EUR200m (USD271.
That was announced by Habib bin Mohammed al-Ryami, Secretary General of Sultan Qaboos Centre for Islamic Culture, Chairman of the symposium organizing committee in a press conference held at Muscat Intercontinental Hotel, saying that the symposium will be comprehensive aiming at studying the issues of the Sultanate's popular poetry in order to rooting and founding the current popular poetry in the Sultanate and discovering its origins, features, characters and trends in past, present and future.
Most Popular Drama: Doctor Who Most Popular Entertainment Presenter: Ant & Dec Outstanding Drama Performance: David Tennant, Doctor Who Most Popular Serial Drama: EastEnders Special Recognition Award: Simon Cowell Most Popular Talent Show: Strictly Come Dancing
Most popular actress: Lacey Turner of EastEnders (BBC)
8 million phone rip-off, got the award for most popular entertainment programme.
The BBC sci-fi drama has won most popular drama, most popular actress for Billie Piper and most popular actor for star David Tennant.
Tonight's win is a remarkable success for the show which also picked up a hat-trick of awards including one for Piper, Most Popular Drama and Most Popular Actor for Christopher Eccleston, the drama's former doctor, at last year's bash.
Given the emphases of social historians, then, perhaps it is not surprising that scholarship on popular culture outweighs that on the "high" arts.
MOST POPULAR QUIZ SHOW: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
Former singer Piper, who has won praise for her role as Doctor's Assistant Rose, also won against popular names such as Caroline Quentin, EastEnders' Jessie Wallace (Kat) and June Brown (Dot) and Coronation Street's Sally Lindsay (Shelley).