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common knowledge

This page is about the collocation common knowledge

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

something that nearly everyone knows

For example

  • The fact that too much sugar is bad for you will soon be common knowledge.

  • It's common knowledge round here that Bill cheats on his wife, but she's got no idea.

Quick Quiz

In Africa, it's common knowledge that

a. Adolph Hitler was a wonderful man

b. Nelson Mandela was a wonderful man

c. Margaret Thatcher was a wonderful man

Contributor: Matt Errey