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the flip side (of something)

1. The opposite aspect, possibility, or result associated with something. Of course, the flip side of integrating technology into so many aspects of our lives is that we run the risk of exposing our private information to cyber criminals. I'll have to work really long hours and be away from my family for long stretches of time, but, on the flip side, I'll get the opportunity to travel around the world.
2. The side of a record that is not currently playing. What's the flip side of that song you have on?
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flip side

 
1. Lit. the "other" side of a phonograph record. On the flip side, we have another version of "Love Me Tender" sung by Sandy Softly. You really should listen to the flip side sometime.
2. Fig. another aspect of a situation. On the flip side, if we lower the taxes it may stimulate consumer spending.
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flip side

1. n. the “other” side of a phonograph record. On the flip side, we have another version of “Love Me Tender” sung by Beverly Mills.
2. n. the “other” side of something, such as an argument. I want to hear the flip side of this before I make a judgment.
3. n. the return trip of a long journey. (Citizens band radio.) See ya. Catch you on the flip side, maybe.
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flip side

The other side of a 45 or 78 rpm vinyl record. The phrase was popularized by radio disc jockeys in the context of “. . . and that was Chuck Berry singing his latest hit, Roll Over Beethoven—and now let's hear the flip side, Drifting Heart.” When a song became a hit, its side of the record became the “A side” and the flip side was then referred to as the “B side.” Then CDs made As and Bs passe´.
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In the first episode of The Flip Side, Jeff Meli sits down with Marvin Barth, Head of FX and Emerging Markets Macro Research, to debate some of the factors contributing to the state of global trade conflict.
On the flip side is Venezuela, led by President Hugo Chavez, a former paratrooper on a military spending spree across Europe.
On the flip side Jason and deMarco can veer toward overwrought and bombastic, such as on "I Found the Number." They whip up the drama, but the song falls flat as they take turns wailing the fairly innocent words of a betrayal note: "You're cute; give me a call."
On the flip side, in-vehicle electronics, most notably telematics, will continue to prosper.
The flip side of that proposition, of course, is that Washington will develop the means to track everything Americans do while in cyberspace--for our own good, naturally.
But on the flip side, both dudes were writing from prison, and I know from experience some prisons are shittier than others about reading material they'll let slide to their inmates.
On the flip side, constructive ranting on your part can only help your cause.
He also employs clever pairings in which formal pleasure is the flip side of a perceptual or interpretive conundrum (one triptych, for example, initially appears to be a view of three figures crossing a massive ice field but turns out to be three views of the same individual).
Yet despite all the debate about free and paid content business models, market observers have largely missed the flip side of free content: valuable information that individuals are eager to give away for no charge and that smart companies then aggregate for profit.
Heat balling is the flip side of bees nursing larvae in a nest, says Seeley.
On the flip side, succumbing to "analysis paralysis"--the fear that you have to be absolutely certain before making a decision--eats up time and sets a pattern of risk aversion.
All this has been possible because of great strides in technology, however on the flip side you can easily question whether TV overall has had a positive or negative effect on society.
The flip side echoes the famous buffalo nickel made from 1913 to 1938.
That's pretty much the flip side of what Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell said about the attacks of September 11, 2001.