Definition of conventional wisdom in English:

conventional wisdom

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noun

[mass noun]
  • A generally accepted theory or belief: conventional wisdom has it that a book should never be judged by its cover many of your findings challenge conventional wisdom about entrepreneurial success
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    • Conventional wisdom has it that the path to pop fame is instant and easy.
    • They cling to conventional wisdom as if their lives depended on it.
    • At the time there were no magazines that focused on people who started companies, and the conventional wisdom held that there was no market for such publications.

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