a/one side of the story/picture

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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 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.
See also: of, one, side, story

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.
See also: of, one, picture, side, story
References in classic literature ?
In broken words she drew for me the other side of the picture of that long-past summer day.
"That I cannot see the sunny side of the picture of life, like this artless but ardent enthusiast," she added, laying her hand lightly, but affectionately, on the arm of her sister, "is the penalty of experience, and, perhaps, the misfortune of my nature.
And then turn over the page with me, and gaze upon the other side of the picture. There are a thousand--ten thousand, maybe--who are the masters of these slaves, who own their toil.
What is there on the reverse side of the picture? What is there?
That's how it always is with these Schilleresque noble hearts; till the last moment every goose is a swan with them, till the last moment, they hope for the best and will see nothing wrong, and although they have an inkling of the other side of the picture, yet they won't face the truth till they are forced to; the very thought of it makes them shiver; they thrust the truth away with both hands, until the man they deck out in false colours puts a fool's cap on them with his own hands.
"Why, so it is," he answered much more cheerfully; "and it is wisdom in you to keep me to the bright side of the picture." (The idea of my wisdom!) "These are things I never talk about or even think about, excepting in the growlery here.
My sister is the one with short bobbed hair and fringe, and tartan trousers, at the left side of the picture, towards the back.
However, it is the bright side of the picture, while the other side of it looks very dark and alarming.
According to report , population of persons living with disabilities in Pakistan counts around 15.04 percent of the population, yet on the other side of the picture government estimates are 2.38 percent of the total population and as per current figures of census 2017, the population of persons living with disabilities is less than 1 .48 percent of the total population.
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".
"Seeing things from one perspective, let's say negative side a picture for example' will make believe on the negative side of the picture of the story, and at the event the speakers from the industry will discuss the importance of changing people's way of seeing things and reshaping their perceptions, and how it is done," said UIT Director Dr Zahir Ali Syed.
On the other side of the picture though, is something not as beautiful; the cruel underpayment of employees in companies producing outsourced Apple accessories.
However, this is one side of the picture. Before the launch of these ride-hailing applications, taxi drivers would mostly charge heavy amount and often exploit the people, especially those facing some emergency or during rain or late-night travel.