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on the one hand
Also, on one hand. As one point of view, from one standpoint. This phrase is often paired with on the other hand to indicate two sides of an issue. For example, On the one hand this car is expensive; on the other hand, it's available and we need it right now . [First half of 1600s]
on the one handand OT1H
phr. & comp. abb. one thing to consider is.... OT1H, U R on time, but you forgot to sign in.
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