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Definition of 'folk wisdom'

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Science is now testing the folk wisdom. Globe and Mail (2003)Folk wisdom tells of the abundance that follows a freeze. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There seems to be no institutional folk wisdom holding this folly in check. Times, Sunday Times (2011)As ever, economists aren't satisfied with folk wisdom. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It mistrusts change and venerates the folk wisdom of past superheroes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Know when to turn back, especially when outgunned, is the folk wisdom passed on to new fliers. The Times Literary Supplement (2015)We've all heard that piece of folk wisdom: there's always someone worse off than you. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Crystal suggests that every culture has its own stock of folk wisdom already, and tends to resist imports, which seems plausible. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Read any of the pregnancy forums online and you'll find screeds of folk wisdom on the subject of the results of screening tests. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Folk wisdom would certainly say so. Times, Sunday Times (2008)

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Used Rarely. folk wisdom is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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