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school of thought

A particular set of theories, opinions, or ideas have about a given topic. The newest school of thought on parenting insists that we should not punish our children for anything they do wrong, lest we harm their delicate little feelings. The prevailing school of thought is that such a downturn in the economy is a natural reaction to a period of sustained growth.
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school of thought

a particular philosophy or way of thinking about something. One school of thought holds that cats cause allergic reactions. I come from the school of thought that believes people should always be polite.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a school of thought

COMMON A school of thought is a set of opinions that some people have, when there are other possible opinions. `There's a school of thought that says babies don't feel pain as we do,' he began carefully. The school of thought which demands something be done about obesity is based on a four-step argument.
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school of thought

a particular way of thinking, especially one not followed by the speaker.
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a school of ˈthought

theories or opinions held by particular groups of people: There are two schools of thought on this matter.
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