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flip side Explained

flip side at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [singular]
1 the bad effects of something that also has good effects: --The flip side of the treatment is that it can make patients feel very tired.//
2 old-fashioned the side of a record that does not have the main song on:

flip side at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "flip side":
antipode, antipodes, antipole, antithesis, antonym, contra,
converse, counter, counterbalance, countercheck, counterpoint,
counterpoise, counterpole, counterterm, foil, inverse, obverse,
offset, opposite, opposite number, reverse, setoff, the contrary,
the other side, vis-a-vis

flip side at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun [usually sing.] ~ (of / to sth)
1 different and less welcome aspects of an idea, argument or action:
It was only after they were married that she began to see the flip side of the fairy tale.
2 (old-fashioned) the side of a record that does not have the main song or piece of music on it

flip side at English (WD) Of Explained:


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Inter: en-noun » head=flip side
  • Inter: music » dated|1930|-|1980 The B-side of a phonograph record that carried a less popular recording.
    1. The converse; opposite, usually negative, inherent aspects or consequences of something.


      *Inter: sense » converse other side of the coin

    Translation: et » flip side