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.

contrary to popular beˈlief/oˈpinion

although it is not what most people consider to be true: Contrary to popular belief, many cats dislike milk.
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They also proved that contrary to popular opinion, Taiwanese people are able to put their party political believes to one side when necessary.
However, the report also tells that contrary to popular opinion, the 'device' might not be an iPhone but just a mirror which the native Americans of that era considered a symbol of wealth and prestige mainly because of a mirror's characteristic to reflect light.
Contrary to popular opinion, Siri was not developed by Apple.
OLDER DRIVERS CONTRARY to popular opinion older drivers are not more of a risk on our roads.
It is a widely accepted adage that, when a large, national retail chain enters an urban market, small businesses suffer as a result but, contrary to popular opinion, that is not always the case, according to research from Paul Ellickson, professor of marketing and economics at the University of Rochester (N.
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.
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.
Contrary to popular opinion, flossing doesn't exactly amount to overkill.
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.
In a talk in November to an HIV group, the director said that the prevalence of the disease in homosexual men is increasing globally and, contrary to popular opinion, is found in higher numbers in men in high-income countries (LifeSiteNews.
And contrary to popular opinion, it wasn't Dirk's age that affected his prowess, as Galapagos tortoises are known to live for over 150 years.
Contrary to popular opinion, predetermined political agendas determine what is executed under a government's administration regardless of what may be promised or even agreed to.
Hand it to them Contrary to popular opinion, women don't actually carry the kitchen sink around with them so anti-bacterial sanitisers have been a real boon for keeping hands clean and germ free when there is nowhere to wash.
Contrary to popular opinion, formative assessment is not a tool; it's a process--one that can lead to better teaching and stronger students, which must occur if the U.