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.

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On the flip side, journals with utility — like note-taking in class — have far less issue being filled. Caitlin Wolper, Vox, "Why is it so hard to finish a notebook?," 12 July 2019 On the flip side, there’s always the New York Knicks. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde: Could blockbuster NBA trade pave way for Russell Westbrook to Heat? | Commentary," 6 July 2019 But on the flip side, a lot of that capability is being reconstituted. CBS News, "Transcript: Russ Travers talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 3 July 2019 On the flip side, absolute zero — cold so cold there’s nowhere to go but up — is almost within scientists’ grasp. Stephen Ornes, Discover Magazine, "What Does Absolute Zero Mean?," 30 June 2019 On the flip side, places that typically welcome a warm swing in temperatures have struggled to even reach the 90s. Nash Rhodes And Allison Chinchar, CNN, "Dangerous heat wave to hit the Midwest this weekend," 29 June 2019 But on the flip side, many countries place restrictions on foreign ownership. Sara Clemence, chicagotribune.com, "What to know before buying that dream vacation home in another country," 20 June 2019 On the flip side, Christian Yelich has put Prince Fielder's club record of 50 home runs in a season at risk. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers Podcast: The struggles of Lorenzo Cain, Freddy Peralta, Jimmy Nelson and Travis Shaw; plus, a chat with Matt Albers," 17 June 2019 On the flip side, listeners haven’t punished artists for negative attention. Randall Roberts, latimes.com, "The winners in Nielsen's music report? Billie Eilish, streaming, rap and ... Michael Jackson," 28 June 2019

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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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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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an act or instance of editing or removing

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