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flip side

noun, Informal.
the reverse and usually less popular side of a phonograph record.
an opposite, reverse, or sharply contrasted side or aspect of something or someone:
The flip side of their charitable activities is a desire for publicity.
Origin of flip side
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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flip side

another term for B-side
another, less familiar aspect of a person or thing: the flip side of John Lennon
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flip side

noun phrase

  1. The reverse surface of a phonograph record; b-side: a golden oldie on the flip side
  2. The other side of a question, issue, etc: It is true that the flip side is that/ As usual, there is a flip side. Any of the films revered by men are detested by women
  3. Tomorrow: catch you on the flip side
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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