on the one hand...on the other hand

on the one hand...on the other hand

something that you say when you are speaking about two different facts or two opposite ways of thinking about a situation On the one hand, I'd like more money, but on the other hand, I'm not prepared to work the extra hours in order to get it. On the one hand, you complain that you're lonely, and on the other hand you won't come to parties with me.
See also: hand, on, one, other