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a/one side of the picture

A single perspective or point of view about a given situation, incident, or account. I know she said I cheated her out of the money, but that's just one side of the picture—I actually had a very good reason for what I did! His new play presents a side of the picture not often dealt with when talking about the rebellion.
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a/one side of the ˈstory/ˈpicture

only one way of looking at a situation: There are two sides to this story, and you’ve only heard Jim’s.This programme on the dispute only shows one side of the picture.
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The former administrator, Fahim Zaman, however, claimed that the video was 'edited' and showed only one side of the picture.
There are some sections of media that see just one side of the picture irrespective of the ground realities and it is believed that they toe a particular line to further a particular objective.
Cathryn McGahey QC, who was formerly junior counsel to the Bloody Sunday inquiry from 2000 to 2010, had argued that the hearing had only so far seen "one side of the picture".
I believe that Republican control of our county for so many years has only seen one side of the picture. Fresh eyes on many of our policies are overdue.
But that's just one side of the picture. Humayun Khan, if he wins, and if the PPP forms the government in KP, will become, in all likelihood, the chief minister.
He said however, this was one side of the picture, and the downside was frightening in scale.
However, this is one side of the picture. The other side of the picture depicts that the biggest beneficiary of this wave was none other than the capitalist.
He also criticized media for showing only one side of the picture, saying it should also show the people who are enjoying breakfast with traditional 'Halwa Puri' which indicates normality in Lahore.
That is one side of the picture, but there are one or two points to be borne in mind which give you a glimpse of the other side.
That is one side of the picture. More than 3000 civilians have also been killed and hundreds seriously wounded while many were disabled for life.
Unfortunately, the pro-Zionist forces control the international media due to which the world only gets to see one side of the picture. I urge all Muslim countries to devise a joint strategy to counter Zionist propaganda.
Most of their talk shows have given one side of the picture without consulting the DHA.
From shaping people's opinions to setting an agenda for the public, media is the biggest influencer today which twists facts and presents only one side of the picture. This happens only when institutions enjoy absolute freedom without responsibility.
"The existing rights groups are either with the opposition or with the government and seem to see only one side of the picture," a member of the group who was instrumental in its creation said.
The government should take strict measures against those channels which are portraying only one side of the picture and diverting public opinion in the world against the government of Bahrain.