the dark side of (someone or something)

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the dark side of (someone or something)

The negative or troubled part of someone or something that is usually concealed. My mom is always sweet to my friends, but I've seen the dark side of her enough to know mean she can be. Shady deals like this are the dark side of the music industry, unfortunately.
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dark side of someone or something

Fig. the negative and often hidden aspect of someone or something. I had never seen the dark side of Mary before, and I have to tell you that I was horrified when she lost her temper.
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Someone, somewhere should have realised that a report trying to uncover a dark side of one of the BBC's favourite sons was a silly thing to do.
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A dark side of one of the most powerful Americans of the first half of the 20th century is examined in Henry Ford and the Jews: The Mass Production of Hate, by Nell Baldwin (Public Affairs, 19.