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Conventional wisdom in Hollywood says that a movie can't succeed unless it stars a famous actor or actress.
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The conventional wisdom was that Trudeau — taller, slender, aggravatingly handsome — wouldn’t be able to take a punch.
The conventional wisdom is that the outlandish fiscal plans of the populist government that took office last week will further harden German hearts against proposals to spread risk in the euro area.
As one person remembers, Rogers took all the conventional wisdom about how to make a TV show for children and did the opposite.
Kennedy turned the tables on the conventional wisdom by moving — both by circumstance and by calculation — in a more liberal direction.
The conventional wisdom is that having a Republican at the top of the ticket on the November ballot would increase GOP voter turnout, which could help vulnerable Republican members of Congress hold on to their seats.
And the midterm pattern can’t be explained by the conventional wisdom about how the November-through-April period is generally better for investors than the May-through-October period.
The jobs pitch was another reminder that — at the very moment conventional wisdom expected a politician in his mid-70s to slow down — Bernie has hit the gas.
His pending departure only reinforces the conventional wisdom in Washington that lawmakers are now in campaign mode, and except for having to consider Trump’s nominees, their work is more or less done until November.
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: opinions or beliefs that are held or accepted by most people
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