the conventional wisdom

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the conventional/received wisdom

knowledge or information that people generally believe is true, although in fact it is often false The conventional wisdom is that marriage makes a relationship more secure, but as the divorce rates show, this is not necessarily true.
See also: conventional, wisdom
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So if the received wisdom so far has suggested certain players - Joe Allen, Mamadou Sakho, Alberto Moreno and Adam Lallana come instantly to mind - are playing for their futures, then we should perhaps treat that with caution.
In this kind of scenario, the received wisdom is that - rather than simply putting your planned house sale on hold for the next few weeks - you should turn this lull to your advantage by putting everything in place, so that you can hit the ground running as soon as the festive season is over.
The truth is that Louis van Gaal has had to spend big on the squad he inherited, while I'm not sure the received wisdom about United's youth policy is all that accurate.
The Seventh Circuit's radical departure from natural law and the received wisdom of human history continues to undermine the legitimacy of the courts in the eyes of a majority of Americans.
The essays collected in this volume question the received wisdom that truants from schooling are acting irrationally and should be coerced into attending school from a variety of perspectives.
Summary: Consumers in Asia are fed up with poor service standards and are willing to pay more for a good customer experience, according to a survey which punctures the received wisdom that "price is king" in the region.
Although the received wisdom is that Magic Destiny is at her best when there is plenty of cut in the ground, she was hardly disgraced on her sole try on a fast surface, when a close second on her debut two years ago.
THE received wisdom in the games industry is that nobody makes original IPs this late into a console's life cycle.
Hewitt said: "We are challenging the received wisdom that any new UK institution should be located in London.
His views contradict the received wisdom of experts who said: "Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases.
With an impressive account of the linkages among Sudanese history, the legacy of colonialism, cold war geopolitics, and the contemporary war on terror, Saviors and Survivors explodes the received wisdom about Darfur.
Saying that, the received wisdom (not a phrase used in football regularly) is that a European Super League will emerge in five or six years and will allow the biggest debtors in sport to brag about their ever-increasing overdrafts among each other.
There are many scientists who fear to lose their posts if they were honest about it, but there is a growing body of scientists who are extremely sceptical of the received wisdom that has been standard teaching in our schools for decades.
The received wisdom is that in a recession, people cut back on discretionary spend--no more plasma TVs, fancy holidays, new cars.
THE received wisdom that plumbers can't be found for love nor money seems to be more widespread than we had imagined, as Ysbyty Alltwen at Tremadog - due originally to open in March, then postponed until May, then this month - is once more put back.