flip side

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noun Informal.
  1. the reverse and usually less popular side of a phonograph record.
  2. 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
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Related Words for flip side

B-side, back, converse, inverse, obverse, contraposition

British Dictionary definitions for flip side

flip side

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