other side of the coin

the other side of the coin

The opposing view or opposite aspect of something. I'd love to go out with you tonight, but, on the other side of the coin, I could use some extra sleep too. I definitely support that legislation. On the other side of the coin, I can understand why people are concerned about it.
See also: coin, of, other, side

other side of the coin

The opposite aspect, as in I know you'd like to go, but the other side of the coin is that someone has to stay with the baby or The subscription is expensive, but the other side of the coin is that it's an excellent publication . This term replaced the older other side of the medal or other side of the shield about 1900.
See also: coin, of, other, side
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On the other side of the coin, there are those who continually seek whatever they can get by way of sympathy for themselves, while giving nothing to others.
For another take on climbing Fujisan and traditional Japanese hospitals, see The Other Side of the Coin below).
The other side of the coin is visible in Sport March, 2000, a gray monochrome with the repeated words of the title pulsing down the right-hand side of the canvas (in Russian).
On the other side of the coin, Bauer points out that superconductivity was angrily dismissed when first proposed.
The other side of the coin is when I see something that I appreciate, not as an art but as a wonderful entertainment, or when I see something advertised that seems to be a worthy thing for people to have, and they use my effects.
On the other side of the coin, you got a guy trying to make a living - and it's becoming more difficult.
The other side of the coin is that these viewpoints often are greatly at variance with one another.
Second, the concept of "Anglicization" is "limited in its explanatory power," because it focuses exclusively on Dutch assimilation and ignores the other side of the coin, what Murrin has termed "Batavianization," i.