on the other hand


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on the other hand

From a different, conflicting, or contradictory point of view. (Sometimes preceded by "on the one hand" to specifically set up a contrast between the two points of view.) This deal could really help the business get out of debt. Though, on the other hand, you'd just be indebted to the government instead. I'm really torn. On the one hand, I'd be starting a high-paying job doing what I've always wanted for a living. But on the other hand, I'd have to move halfway around the world from all my friends and family to do it.
See also: hand, on, other
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

on the other hand

Fig. a phrase introducing an alternate view. John: I'm ready to go; on the other hand, I'm perfectly comfortable here. Sally: I'll let you know when I'm ready, then. Mary: I like this one. On the other hand, this is nice too. Sue: Why not get both?
See also: hand, on, other
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the other hand

see under on the one hand.
See also: hand, on, other
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on the other hand

As another point of view; from another standpoint.
See also: hand, on, other
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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