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Definition of "conventional wisdom" [conventional wisdom]

  • A belief or set of beliefs that is widely accepted, especially one which may be questionable on close examination. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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