other side of the coin

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other side of the coin

The opposite aspect, as in I know you'd like to go, but the other side of the coin is that someone has to stay with the baby or The subscription is expensive, but the other side of the coin is that it's an excellent publication. This term replaced the older other side of the medal or other side of the shield about 1900.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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