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. See also:?belief,?contrary,popular.
Contrary to popular belief, they spend MORE than women over the festive season, according to an NOP survey.
Peter Burke argues that?contrary to popular belief, Latin was very much a living language in the post-medieval world, relying not upon its historical authority, but its breadth and frequency of use.
but?contrary to popular belief, we don’t always get free parking – it is up to individual car parks.
This is the core we won the World Series with, and?contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t a fluke.