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conventional wisdom

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  • n. A belief or set of beliefs that is widely accepted, especially one which may be questionable on close examination.

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Examples

  • In that sense, the episode hinted at a more subtle and corrosive aspect of modern media-how a particular narrative, repeated over and over again and hurled through cyberspace at the speed of light, eventually becomes a hard particle of reality; how political caricatures and nuggets of conventional wisdom lodge themselves in our brain without us ever taking the time to examine them.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • The conventional wisdom of the Synthesis, as handed down by the Illuminates, is enough for most.

    Tides Of Light

  • She regaled us with tales of her firings, her career moves, and her leap of faith when she against conventional wisdom started her own company, Lucky Duck Productions.

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • The higher threat levels Up North, where conventional wisdom had it that "speed is life," forced the retirement of Skyraiders.

    On Yankee Station

  • The conventional wisdom at the time was that foreign policy was largely the domain of the president and his secretary of stateThe Fabulous Bush and Baker Boys was how the New York Times portrayed itthough that underestimated the already vital role of the national security adviser.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • It later became part of Titoist mythology—and conventional wisdom in the West—that the Yugoslav dictator had broken with Stalin over principle.

    The J Curve

  • Sometimes we try to reinvent the wheel when the wheel’s rolling just fine—the conventional wisdom about eating less and moving more really works!

    CSS: Shaping the New You

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