flip side
noun Date: 1949 1. the reverse and usually less popular side of a phonograph record 2. a reverse or opposite side, aspect, or result <
the flip side of deficient saving…is overconsumption — R. S. Gay
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  • flip side — 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flip side — flip ,side noun count 1. ) the negative aspects of an idea, plan, or situation: The flip side of the government s economic growth policy is high inflation. 2. ) the side of a record that has the less popular song on it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flip side — [n] reverse side back, B side*, contraposition, opposite side, other side, other side of the fence*; concept 665 …   New thesaurus

  • flip side — ☆ flip side n. Informal 1. the reverse side (of a phonograph record), esp. the less important or less popular side 2. the reverse or opposite, often sharply contrasting, side, aspect, effect, etc. of something or someone …   English World dictionary

  • flip side — flip′ side n. 1) inf the reverse and usu. less popular side of a phonograph record 2) cvb inf an opposite or reverse side • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • flip side — ► NOUN informal 1) the B side of a pop single. 2) the reverse or unwelcome aspect of a situation …   English terms dictionary

  • flip side — 1. n. the “other” side of a phonograph record. □ On the flip side, we have another version of “Love Me Tender” sung by Beverly Mills. □ Give a listen to the flip side sometime. 2. n. the “other” side of something, such as an argument. □ I want to …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • flip side — also flipside 1) N SING: the N The flip side of a record is the side that does not have the main song on it. What s on the flip side? 2) N SING The flip side of a situation consists of the less obvious or less pleasant aspects of it. The trade… …   English dictionary

  • flip side — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flip side : singular flip side plural flip sides 1) the negative aspects of an idea, plan, or situation The flip side of the government s economic growth policy is high inflation. 2) the side of a record that… …   English dictionary

  • flip side — /ˈflɪp saɪd/ (say flip suyd) Colloquial –noun 1. the reverse of a gramophone record, usually carrying a song, etc., of less interest or popularity. –phrase 2. the flip side (of the coin), the necessary but unpleasant concomitant: the flip side of …   Australian English dictionary

  • flip side — noun a different aspect of something (especially the opposite aspect) the flip side of your positive qualities sometimes get out of control on the flip side of partnerships he talked about their competition • Usage Domain: ↑trope, ↑figure of… …   Useful english dictionary

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