- the upper side or part.
- that part of a chart or graph that shows a higher level, especially in price.
- an upward trend, as in stock prices.
- a positive result.
- an encouraging or positive aspect.
- going higher, especially in price or worth: This stock has a nice upside potential.
- on or against the side of: Give him a smack upside the head.
- get upsides with, British. to get even with.
Origin of upside
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Examples from the Web for upsides
For all the upsides this legislation has for him, it has downsides as well.Marco Rubio Weighs Supporting Abortion Ban, a Tricky Stand
July 10, 2013
This much is obvious: the upsides of legalization have been wildly oversold, and the potential downsides blithely ignored.Why Legalizing Marijuana on Election Day Might Not Be a Good Idea
October 29, 2012
But instead, curators have carefully balanced the upsides, downsides and, especially, strange sides of tech.Weird Science
July 26, 2012
White and her colleagues wanted to address exactly that in their new research: Does ADHD really have the holy grail of upsides?ADHD's Upside Is Creativity, Says New Study
February 8, 2011
One raised oneself by study, and got upsides with the world.Howards End
E. M. Forster
Ah, well, he would maybe be upsides with Gourlay yet, so he might!The House with the Green Shutters
George Douglas Brown
I have been thinking ever since what I can do to be upsides with you and make them talk about me.Joan of the Sword Hand
S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
And I soon got upsides with the party, and fair took it hout of that Guide.Punch's Almanack for 1890
"And there were few in these parts that were upsides with him," said Sam.Return of the Native
- informal, mainly British (foll by with) equal or level (with), as through revenge or retaliation
- the upper surface or part
Word Origin and History for upsides
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with upsides
In addition to the idiom beginning with upside
- upside the head
- turn upside down
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