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know otherwise

To understand or be certain that a particular opinion 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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However, the school football team know otherwise so teachers, 'Watch out
If I didn't know otherwise I would have said that Robert was drunk.
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.
We cannot rule out that they may be linked to the previous incidents, but we have to keep an open mind until we know otherwise.
In his mind, he probably thinks he's doing OK, but the fans in Philadelphia know otherwise.
We are treating it as a crime scene until we know otherwise.
There is no reliable way now for consumers to 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.
At this point we were treating the fire as persons trapped as we didn't know otherwise and there was no one outside the property.
If I didn't know otherwise I'd guess he'd been out camping for a night," she said.
Police inquires are ongoing, house-to-house inquiries have been completed and the death is still being treated as suspicious until we know otherwise.
If anyone doubted I was serious about fighting again, they now know otherwise.
However, we had to respond because we did not know at first if the gun was fake or not and, until we know otherwise, we have to treat it with the same respect as if it was real.
We worked as hard to prepare for that game as we did against Chelsea, but our fans don't think teams like that should get into our box, whereas we know otherwise.
Iechyd Morgannwg Health Authority said, ``We are continuing to treat this as a case of Sars until we know otherwise because of the symptoms.