conventional wisdom

In the English Vocabulary Profile:

conventional wisdom = C1 what most people believe

Collocates in NOW corpus:

1 SAYS 948
2 SUGGESTS 509
3 HOLDS 419

When it comes to moral and political disagreements

conventional wisdom holds that people are more powerfully influenced by facts and statistics

 as opposed to personal anecdotes and experiences.

wbur.org

4 CONTRARY 402
5 CHALLENGE 352
6 HELD 257
7 SUGGEST 238
8 WRONG 207
9 GOES 201
10 CHALLENGING 177
11 CHALLENGES 170
12 DEFIED 169
13 DICTATES 158

Conventional wisdom dictates that family, almost always, comes first.

economictimes.indiatimes.com

14 CHALLENGED 120
15 DEFY 117
16 TELLS 110
17 DEFYING 108
18 SUGGESTED 103
19 DEFIES 86
20 DECADES 79

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