Idioms

Origin of coin

1300–50; Middle English coyn(e), coygne < Anglo-French; Middle French coin, cuigne wedge, corner, die < Latin cuneus wedge
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British Dictionary definitions for other side of the coin

coin

/ (kɔɪn) /

noun

verb

Derived Formscoinable, adjectivecoiner, noun

Word Origin for coin

C14: from Old French: stamping die, from Latin cuneus wedge
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Idioms and Phrases with other side of the coin (1 of 2)

other side of the coin


The opposite aspect, as in I know you'd like to go, but the other side of the coin is that someone has to stay with the baby or The subscription is expensive, but the other side of the coin is that it's an excellent publication. This term replaced the older other side of the medal or other side of the shield about 1900.

Idioms and Phrases with other side of the coin (2 of 2)

coin


In addition to the idiom beginning with coin

  • coin money

also see:

  • other side of the coin
  • pay back (in someone's own coin)
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