Definition of flip side in English:

flip side

Syllabification: flip side

noun

informal
  • 1The less important side of a pop single record; the B-side.
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    • In stark comparison the flip side is the positively upbeat-ish ‘Barcelona’.
    • This is the flip side of the band's debut, when clubs become crowded with gangsters instead of the young and beautiful.
    • As always my favourite is found grazing idly on the flip side.
  • 1.1Another aspect or version of something, especially its reverse or its unwanted concomitant: virtues are the flip side of vices
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    • Indeed his flaw is really the flip side of his virtue.
    • And anyway isn't all that an indivisible flip side of other more positive aspects of masculinity?
    • On the flip side, indie developers do get recognition from the online gaming community if their title is good.

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