the other side of the coin


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other side of the coin

The opposing view to 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.
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the other side of the coin

COMMON If you are discussing a subject or situation and you mention the other side of the coin, you mean the opposite aspect of that subject or situation. Of course, I get lonely when my husband is away but the other side of the coin is the amazing freedom of not having to please anybody except myself. We're all used to seeing the glamour of celebrity. What I wanted to show was the other side of the coin — the loneliness and the stress. Note: Adjectives such as opposite, reverse, and flip are sometimes used instead of other. Hate is the opposite side of the coin to love, and often co-exists with love in a relationship. Compare with two sides of the same coin.
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the other side of the coin

the opposite or contrasting aspect of a matter. Compare with the reverse of the medal (at medal).
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the other side of the ˈcoin

the other aspect of the situation; a different or opposite way of looking at a situation: Third World countries receive a lot of money from developed countries, but the other side of the coin is that they have to spend this money on expensive imports.
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the other side of the coin

One of two differing or opposing views or sides.
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