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flip side

noun, Informal.
1.
the reverse and usually less popular side of a phonograph record.
2.
an opposite, reverse, or sharply contrasted side or aspect of something or someone:
The flip side of their charitable activities is a desire for publicity.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Examples from the web for flip side
  • It persuasively argues that error is the flip side of creativity.
  • Their every move was scrutinized and publicized, but the flip side were the perks that came with being in the spotlight.
  • On the flip side, efforts that remove a pollutant from the atmosphere should be rewarded at the same rate.
  • Indeed it's the flip side of blaming white migration to the suburbs on riotous, criminally inclined blacks.
  • On the flip side, it's simply more expensive to raise turkeys naturally, especially heritage birds.
  • The unsettling flip side is that telomerase-boosting treatments aimed at slowing aging might also increase the risk of cancer.
  • On the flip side, bad behavior can dull your experience.
  • Their argument is actually the flip side of the delaying tactic used by antelopes and orangutans.
  • Collapse is sort of the flip side of that book, highlighting cultures that did not make it.
  • On the flip side, cognitive computing doesn't work on a database of facts.
British Dictionary definitions for flip side

flip side

noun
1.
another term for B-side
2.
another, less familiar aspect of a person or thing: the flip side of John Lennon
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Slang definitions & phrases for flip side

flip side

noun phrase
  1. The reverse surface of a phonograph record; b-side: a golden oldie on the flip side
  2. The other side of a question, issue, etc: It is true that the flip side is that/ As usual, there is a flip side. Any of the films revered by men are detested by women
  3. Tomorrow: catch you on the flip side

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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