on one hand

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on (the) one hand

Fig. from one point of view; as one side (of an issue). On one hand, I really ought to support my team. On the other hand, I don't have the time to attend all the games. On the one hand, I really could use Ann's help. On the other hand, she and I don't get along very well.
See also: hand, one