flip side


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, campus leaders have long said the freeze is unsustainable. Kelly Meyerhofer, Journal Sentinel, 12 Aug. 2022 On the flip side, the permitting bill could also lead to easier approval of clean energy infrastructure. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 11 Aug. 2022 On the flip side, the 2022 Prius XLE, with the same engine and transmission but larger wheels and tires, gets 50 mpg combined. Nerdwallet, cleveland, 6 Aug. 2022 On the flip side, Caterpillar slumped more than 6 percent on a slowdown in China sales. Vildana Hajric, Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2022 On the flip side, hemp as a whole has more room for regulation, alongside product innovation. Peter Su, Rolling Stone, 1 Aug. 2022 On the flip side, there are wireless meat thermometers that work insanely well (and have features like their own connected apps) but are over $100. John Thompson, Men's Health, 1 Aug. 2022 The flip side of the ability to hire employees from different areas? Chris Dreyer, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 But there’s a flip side to the apprehensiveness Democrats are feeling. Daniel Strauss, The New Republic, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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flip side

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15 Aug 2022

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“Flip side.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flip%20side. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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