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.

Nearby words

  1. flintstone,
  2. flinty,
  3. flip,
  4. flip chart,
  5. flip one's lid,
  6. flip through,
  7. flip-flop,
  8. flip-flopper,
  9. flip-top,
  10. flip-up

Origin of flip side

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for flip side

flip side


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