Definition of flip side in English:

flip side

noun

informal
  • 1The less important side of a pop single record; the B-side.

    • ‘They achieve this by putting the full screen version on the flip side of the disc.’
    • ‘As always my favourite is found grazing idly on the flip side.’
    • ‘On the flip side of the disc there is a pan and scan version of the film that is to be avoided at all costs.’
    • ‘The sequels also feature full-frame presentations on the flip sides of the discs, though they are not recommended.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Heavy Lifting’ over on the flip side is as contrasting as you could ever wish it to be.’
    • ‘She wondered if maybe she accidentally received the flip side image!’
    • ‘A full-screen pan-and-scan version is also provided on the flip side of the disc.’
    • ‘Also included on the flip side of the disc is a vastly inferior full screen version.’
    1. 1.1 Another aspect or version of something, especially its reverse or its unwanted concomitant.
      ‘virtues are the flip side of vices’
      • ‘The flip side of Bob's obsession was a feeling of fury that overcame him when he hit a shot that didn't meet his expectations.’
      • ‘That brings us to the flip side of what we're seeing these days.’
      • ‘City Self / Country Self pairs the flip sides of a split personality, or perhaps separated-at-birth twins, in a hybrid of physical comedy and psychosocial drama.’
      • ‘The two impulses are the flip sides of the same coin.’
      • ‘Continuing to treat a patient long after it is clear the chosen treatment is not working can be seen as the flip side to abandonment.’
      • ‘The flip side is that the Bulldogs can play with just about anyone.’
      • ‘The flip side is that if your teen does get a ticket in the first six months, driving privileges are forfeited for the next six months.’
      • ‘On the flip side, some corporations set professional wages based on national versus regional averages.’
      • ‘On the flip side, reporters usually understand we also have a job to do.’
      • ‘On the flip side, indie developers do get recognition from the online gaming community if their title is good.’
      • ‘On the flip side, an understanding of the inherent risks involved has been fairly limited.’
      • ‘This is a most welcome development but the flip side to this is that diggers arrived back into the village to dig up some more roads and lay new kerbs.’
      • ‘On the flip side, The Byrds recorded a lot of songs over a very short amount of time.’
      • ‘And anyway isn't all that an indivisible flip side of other more positive aspects of masculinity?’
      • ‘Indeed his flaw is really the flip side of his virtue.’
      • ‘We soon realized, however, that cleanliness and dirtiness are flip sides of the same coin.’
      • ‘The flip side, fashion wise, was the punk rock scene.’
      • ‘On the flip side, then, positive reinforcement works well on many pets.’
      • ‘The study sheds light on the flip side of memory research, which often focuses on how to improve recall.’
      other side, reverse side, back, rear, underside, wrong side, b-side, verso
      downside, drawbacks, disadvantages, pitfalls
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Pronunciation:

flip side

/ˈflip ˌsīd/