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Idioms and Phrases with on the one hand
on the one hand
on one hand. As one point of view, from one standpoint. This phrase is often paired with
on the other hand to indicate two sides of an issue. For example, On the one hand this car is expensive; on the other hand, it's available and we need it right now.
[ First half of 1600s