Definition of upside in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌpsʌɪd/


[in singular]
1The more positive aspect of a situation: being self-employed has its upside
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  • This kind of dramatic scene does tend to have a positive upside in that respect.
  • I can see an upside to this situation however, you'll get to test, sell, and buy things that other people much more creative than you or I have created.
  • He also tried to find an upside to his situation, but to no avail.
2An upward movement of share prices: [as modifier]: upside potential
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  • However, the share placing is expected to satisfy the current demand for the stock, which will limit the upside potential in the shares over the short term.
  • The company is still trading at a discount to its peers so Dilger's confidence in the upside potential for the shares probably isn't misplaced.
  • But, as things stand, he is not offering current shareholders of Eircom a share in that upside potential.


North American informal
Against; on: if her mother saw her drinkin' that stuff she’d slap her upside her head
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  • A sharp slap upside his head corrects his delirium.
  • A hard slap upside my head was her solution for everything.
  • I didn't know whether to be glad or angry that Mr. Thomson was not about to slap Paradismo upside his head.

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