Translation: from spanish

contrary to popular belief

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  • contrary to popular belief — contrary to popular belief/opinion something that you say before you make a statement that is the opposite of what most people believe. Contrary to popular belief, bottled water is not always better than tap water …   New idioms dictionary

  • contrary to popular opinion — contrary to popular belief/opinion something that you say before you make a statement that is the opposite of what most people believe. Contrary to popular belief, bottled water is not always better than tap water …   New idioms dictionary

  • contrary to something — phrase used for emphasizing that something is true, even though it is opposite to what other people say or believe Contrary to expectations, the level of retail sales fell in January. contrary to popular belief: Contrary to popular belief, the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • contrary — 01. [Contrary] to what some people in the office are saying, I have never had an affair with my secretary, and I never will. 02. [Contrary] to popular belief, drinking alcohol on a regular basis can actually be beneficial to your health. 03. His… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • belief — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ absolute, deep seated, deeply held, fervent, firm, passionate, profound, strong, strongly held, unshakable, unwavering …   Collocations dictionary

  • belief — be|lief W2S3 [bıˈli:f] n [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: Probably from Old English geleafa belief , from leafa belief, faith ; influenced by believe] 1.) [singular, U] the feeling that something is definitely true or definitely exists belief in ▪ a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • belief — be|lief [ bı lif ] noun *** count or uncount a strong feeling that something is true or real: CONVICTION: This theory goes against the beliefs of most current political thinkers. belief in: a belief in the existence of UFOs belief that: the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • popular */*/*/ — UK [ˈpɒpjʊlə(r)] / US [ˈpɑpjələr] adjective 1) a popular activity, place, thing etc is one that many people like a popular brand of cat food What is the most popular leisure pastime after watching television? popular with: This hotel is very… …   English dictionary

  • contrary — con|tra|ry1 [ˈkɔntrəri US ˈka:ntreri] n 1.) on the contrary/quite the contrary used to add to a negative statement, to disagree with a negative statement by someone else, or to answer no to a question ▪ It wasn t a good thing; on the contrary it… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • popular — adjective 1 liked by a lot of people: Hilary was popular at school. (+ with): Video games are very popular with children. | a popular holiday resort opposite unpopular 2 popular belief/view/misconception a belief etc that a lot of people have:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • popular — pop|u|lar [ papjələr ] adjective *** 1. ) a popular person is liked by most people: Jenny is one of the most popular girls in the school. popular with: He s hugely popular with the fans. ─ opposite UNPOPULAR a ) a popular activity, place, thing,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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