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know otherwise

To understand or be certain that a particular statement or assertion is unfounded or incorrect. There's a common perception that being a stay-at-home parent is the easy option, but I know otherwise.
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know ˈdifferent/ˈotherwise

(informal) have more information about something: She thought he was upset about the divorce, but I knew different.
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If you did not know otherwise, you might think that Bresson's profession was medicine, not cinema.
To determine a payee's status, a withholding agent must rely (absent actual knowledge or reason to know otherwise) on Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, Form W-8, Certificate of Foreign Status, or Form 8233, Exception From Withholding on Compensation for Independent (and Certain Dependent) Personal Services of a Nonresident Alien Individual, that the payee provides.
Slater and his fellow critics think they know otherwise.
We should, however, be cautious in voicing such views; after all, in the 20 years between 1850 and 1870 it appeared that the development of chain-rattling steam-driven face shovels was stagnating - today, of course, we know otherwise."
Ange Lou Dixon We can donate some stuff so if anybody has a contact there please let me know otherwise I will make some enquiries.
I know otherwise levelheaded people who could far more easily deal with a cheating real life partner than face that emotionally damaging image.
"The President and his allies keep saying that there are no more pork barrel funds in the 2015 budget but we know otherwise because there are huge lump sums in the budget that can be nothing else but pork," the lawmaker said in a statement.
But the possibility exists, and as a fella said, 'You'll never know otherwise'.
Every now and again it flares up but I suppress it now because I know otherwise it will allow my will to run riot."
We, of course, know otherwise because the public is hugely grateful for the sacrifices they have made so that a resurgent Taliban does not regain control of Afghanistan and once more allow it to export terrorism to the West.
If I didn't know otherwise I would have said that Robert was drunk.
Any Liverpool fan reading the book who doesn't know otherwise will be angered if they believe the skipper conducted these interviews.
Det Supt Kemp said last night, 'At the moment we can't say whether the death was suspicious, but we are treating it as suspicious and we will treat it that way until we know otherwise.'
I'm super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise," wrote the 20-year-old Canadian singer on Twitter.
"We need to be focused for 90 minutes, or 94 minutes, because we know otherwise we'll get punished."