a/one side of the picture(redirected from a side of the picture)
a/one side of the picture
A single perspective or point of view about a given situation, incident, or account. I know she said I cheated her out of the money, but that's just one side of the picture—I actually had a very good reason for what I did! His new play presents a side of the picture not often dealt with when talking about the rebellion.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
a/one side of the ˈstory/ˈpictureonly one way of looking at a situation: There are two sides to this story, and you’ve only heard Jim’s. ♢ This programme on the dispute only shows one side of the picture.
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017