Definition of conventional wisdom in English:

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conventional wisdom


[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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  • The scene is striking for its reversal of the conventional wisdom about musical performance.
  • With an M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth, he knew the conventional wisdom: companies design products to meet a need.
  • Conventional wisdom lays the blame at the feet of opportunistic local criminals.
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