other side of the coin

other side of the coin

The opposing view to something. I'd love to go out with you tonight, but on the other side of the coin, I could use some extra sleep too.
See also: coin, of, other, side

other side of the coin

The opposite aspect, as in I know you'd like to go, but the other side of the coin is that someone has to stay with the baby or The subscription is expensive, but the other side of the coin is that it's an excellent publication . This term replaced the older other side of the medal or other side of the shield about 1900.
See also: coin, of, other, side

the other side of the coin

COMMON If you are discussing a subject or situation and you mention the other side of the coin, you mean the opposite aspect of that subject or situation. Of course, I get lonely when my husband is away but the other side of the coin is the amazing freedom of not having to please anybody except myself. We're all used to seeing the glamour of celebrity. What I wanted to show was the other side of the coin — the loneliness and the stress. Note: Adjectives such as opposite, reverse, and flip are sometimes used instead of other. Hate is the opposite side of the coin to love, and often co-exists with love in a relationship. Compare with two sides of the same coin.
See also: coin, of, other, side

the other side of the coin

One of two differing or opposing views or sides.
See also: coin, of, other, side
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On the other side of the coin, there are those who continually seek whatever they can get by way of sympathy for themselves, while giving nothing to others.
But on the other side of the coin, patients themselves may be partly to blame for the delays by failing to keep appointments both in hospitals and their GP surgery.
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The other side of the coin is visible in Sport March, 2000, a gray monochrome with the repeated words of the title pulsing down the right-hand side of the canvas (in Russian).
On the other side of the coin, Bauer points out that superconductivity was angrily dismissed when first proposed.
The other side of the coin is when I see something that I appreciate, not as an art but as a wonderful entertainment, or when I see something advertised that seems to be a worthy thing for people to have, and they use my effects.
On the other side of the coin, you got a guy trying to make a living - and it's becoming more difficult.
The other side of the coin is that these viewpoints often are greatly at variance with one another.
Second, the concept of "Anglicization" is "limited in its explanatory power," because it focuses exclusively on Dutch assimilation and ignores the other side of the coin, what Murrin has termed "Batavianization," i.
The other side of the coin is that thousands of people around the world who now are protesting our bombing raids sat in serene silence during the months that ethnic cleansing killed, maimed and uprooted innocent people in Kosovo.