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a/one side of the story

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 story—I actually had a very good reason for what I did! His new play presents a side of the story 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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It's true that machines have reduced staff requirements in some instances, but that's just one side of the story.
As it happens in most documentaries about famous court cases, the filmmaker shows one side of the story first and in the second part of the documentary, the other in most cases this is just a matter of editing the documentary so that the viewer understands they've made it to the halfway point.
Similarly, user @KausarRehman2 tweeted: "People are getting so judgmental after listening to one side of the story, listen to the other side, too, then will decide who is right and who is wrong.
He said that Leaving Neverland only gave one side of the story and that there was no mention of the 'nervous breakdown' suffered by Robson in 2012, as he 'pursued Jackson with his allegations'.
The strong media influence is exemplified by the fact that only after viewing and hearing one side of the story the public has started questioning the nobility associated with the medical profession.
The details didn't come out until trial, and that left a lot of people who 'd only been exposed to one side of the story a long time to stew about it.
Facebook said the cache told "only one side of the story".
"They have only heard the one side of the story. If I am asked (by the BCCI) to explain my role (in calling the team manager in West Indies) will explain the other side of the story", speaking exclusively, she said.
More often than not, we only get one side of the story,' Abang Johari warned.
His lawyer, Tim Dudley of Little Rock, said, "The indictment is only one side of the story, and there is a lot of exculpatory evidence that was left out of the indictment."
National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) special prosecutor Mohammad Akram Qureshi, however, informed the court that the defence counsel had presented one side of the story and he would present the complete picture.
Staff Officer to Chief Secretary Masood Mukhtar said provincial service officers were giving one side of the story. He said that PMS officers wanted to record their protest like clerks do.
However, that is one side of the story. On the other hand, citizens also often do not abide by the traffic laws and do not co-operate with traffic police.
How are we giving parents the ability to make an informed decision about what's best for them, if we are only giving one side of the story? Being told what we can and can't talk about, as if it is an illegal act to formula-feed your baby, is ludicrous--it's demeaning to our professional knowledge and detrimental to families.
5G will be incredibly fast, in fact a lot faster than the existing technologies, but this is only one side of the story.