the other way around

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Definition of the other way around

1 : in the opposite position, direction, or order You put the fork on the right and the knife on the left. They should be the other way around.
2 used to say that the opposite situation is trueSometimes I cook and she does the dishes and sometimes it is the other way around.

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“The other way around.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20other%20way%20around. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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