flip side

noun
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

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

  1. That song was on the flip side of their first single.

  2. Loss of privacy is the flip side of fame.

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First Known Use of flip side

1949

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FLIP SIDE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of flip side for English Language Learners

  • : 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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