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Yet conventional wisdom suggests that such tactics do not work for luxury goods. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His success is defying conventional wisdom. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A case in point is the conventional wisdom on inequality. Times, Sunday Times (2017)When you're in a hole stop digging, the conventional wisdom suggests. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Russia, the conventional wisdom went, was at most a nuisance but certainly not a threat. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For the Saudis, it just goes against the conventional wisdom of what they have been saying. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The conventional wisdom has become that you build your reputation by moving from company to company. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is now conventional wisdom that civil society is failing. Christianity Today (2000)Everything about this place defies the conventional wisdom or social and economic gravity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It also gives the lie to the conventional wisdom that her voice was consistently failing by this time. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)As he points out, much of the conventional wisdom about war is quite wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Conventional wisdom used to hold that they might gang up on the Labour leader. Times, Sunday Times (2012)First of all, driving a company to produce outstanding service flies in the face of conventional wisdom. Total Customer Service (The Ultimate Weapon) (1990)Indeed, so keen is he to stick to the conventional wisdom that he sometimes seems to ignore the evidence of his own anecdotes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I stick with the conventional wisdom that there weren't any. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In a rethinking of conventional wisdom I now think that cooking was the major advance that turned ape into human. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That's the conventional wisdom, and it is wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His opinions on the environment, once considered cranky, are now close to conventional wisdom. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As so often, conventional wisdom couldn't be more wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Against all conventional wisdom, the Union is now secure for a very long time to come. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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