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popular belief

This page is about the collocation popular belief

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

an idea that most people believe is true

For example

  • Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a big house and two cars to be happy.

  • The movie reflects a popular belief at the time that women should stay home and raise children.

Note:
Related collocations include "popular opinion" and "popular misconception"

Quick Quiz

A "popular belief" is a belief that

a. many people share

b. popular people share

c. helps you to be popular

Contributor: Matt Errey