flip side


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flip side

n. Informal
1. The reverse side, as of a phonograph record.
2. The opposite side: "The flip side of retrospectively savaging the loser is beatifying ... the winner" (Charles Krauthammer).

flip side

n
1. (Music, other) another term for B-side
2. another, less familiar aspect of a person or thing: the flip side of John Lennon.

flip′ side`


n.
1. the reverse and usu. less popular side of a phonograph record.
2. an opposite or reverse side.
[1945–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flip side - a different aspect of something (especially the opposite aspect); "the flip side of your positive qualities sometimes get out of control"; "on the flip side of partnerships he talked about their competition"
figure of speech, trope, image, figure - language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
oppositeness, opposition - the relation between opposed entities
Translations

flip side

n (of record) → retro
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