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.

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Origin of flip side

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for flip side

flip side

noun

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