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, doom and gloom blooms adorned with extra cobwebs and spiders to dark hearts' delight. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "The "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Spellman House Was a Spooky Adventure Fit for Instagram," 26 Oct. 2018 On the flip side, the new 15-inch Spectre x360 measures larger and weighs more than last year's version (now 19.35mm thick and 4.8 pounds). Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "HP updates Spectre x360 2-in-1s with webcam privacy switch, more battery life," 23 Oct. 2018 On the flip side, addressing your allergies can make wearing contacts more comfortable. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s Why Your Eyes Are Burning When You Put In Your Contacts," 10 Oct. 2018 On the flip side, fish and meat are rich in nutrients that make great fertilizer. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, "6 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Compost Pile," 6 Sep. 2018 On the flip side, though, a more low-key look could be highly appealing to a celebrity clientele, who'd covet an unassuming exterior that's less likely to be flanked by paparazzi day and night. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "There's An Interesting Theory Why Justin Timberlake's New York Penthouse Hasn't Sold," 25 July 2018 On the flip side, as part of the union the players enter into a Group Licensing Agreement (GLA), and each player gets $16,200 per year from that. Albert Breer, SI.com, "Great Expectations Across the NFL: 10 Teams, Coaches and Players (Plus a Broadcaster) Staring Down a Huge 2018," 31 May 2018 And on the flip side, activists get frustrated with politicians who, in order to be effective, have to sometimes make compromises. Gregory Krieg, CNN, "The Working Families Party is ready 'to pick a fight.' But first it has a decision to make.," 13 Apr. 2018 On the flip side though, Sterling's recent tweet from Tuesday night suggested that there may be hope for the pair, after all. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "This Is Us’s Emotional Promo for Next Week Has Everyone Worked Up Over Randall and Beth," 20 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of flip side

1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 returning to life

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