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upside

[uhp-sahyd] /ˈʌpˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the upper side or part.
2.
that part of a chart or graph that shows a higher level, especially in price.
3.
an upward trend, as in stock prices.
4.
a positive result.
5.
an encouraging or positive aspect.
adjective
6.
going higher, especially in price or worth:
This stock has a nice upside potential.
preposition
7.
on or against the side of:
Give him a smack upside the head.
Idioms
8.
get upsides with, British. to get even with.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; up- + side1
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British Dictionary definitions for get upsides with

upside

/ˈʌpˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the upper surface or part
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Word Origin and History for get upsides with
upside
1611, "upper side or surface," from up + side. Phrase upside (someone's) head in ref. to a blow to the head is recorded from 1970, U.S. black slang.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for get upsides with

upside

preposition

On the side of; in: He got whacked upside the head with a board (1970+ Black)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with get upsides with
In addition to the idiom beginning with upside also see: turn upside down
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