Phrase commonly used to denote widespread acceptance of a person, place, thing, or idea in a particular segment of the population. Commonly used in marketing propaganda to mislead the masses. (see also: Bandwagon) Examples follow.

ex1: It is a widely recognized fact among hamsters that the Huge Cheek Pouches of Food trick is good KungFu

ex2: Script kiddies are widely recognized as a pain in the ass for BOFHs.

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