on the credit side (of the ledger)

on the credit side (of the ledger)

Considering the positive, beneficial, advantageous, etc., aspects of a situation, especially amid other elements that are otherwise negative, detrimental, or disadvantageous. My wife went into labor while we were still away in Europe. The whole ordeal was really stressful, but on the credit side, our son now has dual citizenship! On the credit side of the ledger, the film's female lead offers a remarkably strong character for girls and women of all ages to identify with and look up to.
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on the ˈcredit side

used to introduce the good points about somebody/something, especially after the bad points have been mentioned: If you work for yourself you may not make much money. On the credit side, you will be completely independent.
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