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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"Contrary to popular opinion I am not one for knee-jerk reactions," said Hodgkinson.
Contrary to popular opinion, Sim said the DAP has many MPs fluent in BM and named his colleagues Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng; the latter's ministerial aide Tony Pua; Transport Minister Anthony Loke; Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin; and Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister Hannah Yeoh among them.
The dancer, host, model and writer, who was the third runner-up of BBNaija: Double Wahala, clearly stated that contrary to popular opinion, the men she was paired with did not contribute immensely to her long stay in the show.
The first study to document interactions between feral cats and a wild rat colony finds that, contrary to popular opinion, cats are not good predators of rats.
Summary: Madrid [Spain], Sep 18 (ANI): Brazillian footballer Dani Alves said that contrary to popular opinion, Real Madrid are "more of a team" without Cristiano Ronaldo.
Contrary to popular opinion, there's much more to American cuisine than supersized burgers, hot dogs and Oreo cookies.
Contrary to popular opinion, time doesn't really heal.
They also proved that contrary to popular opinion, Taiwanese people are able to put their party political believes to one side when necessary.
Lead author Dr Victoria Goodyear, of the University of Birmingham's School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, said: "Contrary to popular opinion, the data from our study shows that not all young people are at risk from harmful health-related impacts."
Lead author Dr Victoria Goodyear, of the University of Birmingham's School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences said: "Contrary to popular opinion, the data from our study shows that not all young people are at risk from harmful healthrelated impacts.
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.
8 Contrary to popular opinion, grey hair is finer than pigmented hair but, because it's lost its oils, it feels coarser.
Contrary to popular opinion, 'condoms will not be given like candies' and that it 'will be done with very close supervision and counseling.'
Contrary to popular opinion, Siri was not developed by Apple.
OLDER DRIVERS CONTRARY to popular opinion older drivers are not more on our roads.