Definition of flip side in US English:

flip side


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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The sequels also feature full-frame presentations on the flip sides of the discs, though they are not recommended.’
    • ‘She wondered if maybe she accidentally received the flip side image!’
    • ‘They achieve this by putting the full screen version on the flip side of the disc.’
    • ‘In stark comparison the flip side is the positively upbeat-ish ‘Barcelona’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Heavy Lifting’ over on the flip side is as contrasting as you could ever wish it to be.’
    • ‘This is the flip side of the band's debut, when clubs become crowded with gangsters instead of the young and beautiful.’
    other side, reverse side, back, rear, underside, wrong side, flip side, b-side, verso
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    1. 1.1 Another aspect or version of something, especially its reverse or its unwanted concomitant.
      ‘virtues are the flip side of vices’
      • ‘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 if your teen does get a ticket in the first six months, driving privileges are forfeited for the next six months.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘That brings us to the flip side of what we're seeing these days.’
      • ‘We soon realized, however, that cleanliness and dirtiness are flip sides of the same coin.’
      • ‘On the flip side, then, positive reinforcement works well on many pets.’
      • ‘The two impulses are the flip sides of the same coin.’
      • ‘On the flip side, indie developers do get recognition from the online gaming community if their title is good.’
      • ‘The study sheds light on the flip side of memory research, which often focuses on how to improve recall.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The flip side is that the Bulldogs can play with just about anyone.’
      • ‘On the flip side, some corporations set professional wages based on national versus regional averages.’
      • ‘The flip side, fashion wise, was the punk rock scene.’
      • ‘On the flip side, The Byrds recorded a lot of songs over a very short amount of time.’
      • ‘On the flip side, an understanding of the inherent risks involved has been fairly limited.’
      • ‘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, reporters usually understand we also have a job to do.’
      • ‘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.’
      other side, reverse side, back, rear, underside, wrong side, b-side, verso
      downside, drawbacks, disadvantages, pitfalls
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flip side

/ˈflip ˌsīd//ˈflɪp ˌsaɪd/