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flip side

noun

: the side of a record that has a song which is not as popular and well known as the one on the other side

: the bad or unpleasant part or result of something

Full Definition of FLIP SIDE

1
:  the reverse and usually less popular side of a phonograph record
2
:  a reverse or opposite side, aspect, or result <the flip side of deficient saving … is overconsumption — R. S. Gay>

Examples of FLIP SIDE

  1. That song was on the flip side of their first single.
  2. Loss of privacy is the flip side of fame.

First Known Use of FLIP SIDE

1949

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