the other way around


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the other way around

1. In or facing the opposite direction, order, position, etc. Let's try turning the desk the other way around so we can look out the window while we work. I actually prefer having the books organized the other way around, from largest to smallest.
2. The opposite to some situation, opinion, plan, etc. No, no, it's the other way around—she's the one who took the money! I think it should probably be the other way around, with Daniel's team taking the lead and our team providing support.
See also: around, other, way
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the ˌother way aˈround/ˈround


1 in the opposite position, direction or order: I think it should go on the other way round.
2 the opposite situation: I didn’t leave you. It was the other way around (= you left me).
See also: around, other, round, way
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