on the something side

on the bright side

Considering the positive, beneficial, advantageous, etc., aspects of a situation, especially one that is or would be otherwise negative, detrimental, or disadvantageous. Look on the bright side—at least you got a severance package. The movie is sold out, but, on the bright side, there are plenty of other ones I wouldn't mind seeing.
See also: bright, on, side
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on the bright side

Fig. [ignoring the bad for a moment] considering the positive aspects of a situation. (See also look on the bright side.) On the bright side, the car you wrecked was covered by insurance.
See also: bright, on, side
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the — side

rather —.
1996 Wanderlust This is a serious jacket with big pockets and a well thought out design, though a little on the heavy side.
See also: on, side, something
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