flip side

noun

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 in a Sentence

That song was on the flip side of their first single. Loss of privacy is the flip side of fame.
Recent Examples on the Web On the flip side, African Americans tend to benefit from faster hiring during the recovery. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Black Americans are still being left behind in the US job market recovery," 7 May 2021 And on the flip side, what parenting skills can help a woman excel in the workplace? Rodger Dean Duncan, Forbes, "Power Moms: Transferring Skills To And From The Parenting Role," 7 May 2021 On the flip side, there's Jamie Dimon, the CEO of the JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the U.S., with more than 250,000 employees. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, ""Hybrid" return-to-office models could create subcaste of workers," 6 May 2021 On the flip side, Candiano said, the department has saved 36 lives in the past 18 months through CPR or the use of the opioid antidote naloxone. Amy Lavalley, chicagotribune.com, "Police get 5% 1-year raise in Portage; ambulance fee increased," 5 May 2021 Extensibility is the flip side of this: the ability for a dough to stretch without snapping back or tearing. New York Times, "No-Knead Bread, Revisited," 3 May 2021 The flip side of Jónsdóttir’s success at right back is her absence in the midfield. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, "3 things we learned from the Orlando Pride’s draw against North Carolina," 2 May 2021 The drought's flip side is that for the first time in three years, NOAA is projecting zero major spring flooding, with smaller amounts of minor and moderate flooding. Seth Borenstein, Star Tribune, "Forecast for spring: Nasty drought worsens for much of US," 18 Mar. 2021 The drought's flip side is that for the first time in three years, NOAA is projecting zero major spring flooding, with smaller amounts of minor and moderate flooding. Seth Borenstein, The Arizona Republic, "Forecast for spring: Nasty drought worsens for much of US," 18 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of flip side

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flip side was in 1949

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11 May 2021

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“Flip side.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flip%20side. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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flip side

noun

English Language Learners Definition of flip side

: 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

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