by common consent

idiom

somewhat formal
: as agreed to by most people
This restaurant is, by common consent, the best in the city.

Examples of by common consent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bernard Herrmann is by common consent the greatest of all film composers—but one whose name is firmly attached to the work of a single director. Terry Teachout, WSJ, 26 Aug. 2020

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“By common consent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20common%20consent. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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