Definition of the other side of the coin in US English:

the other side of the coin

phrase

  • The opposite or contrasting aspect of a matter.

    • ‘On the other side of the coin, arts and cultural organizations spent $40.3 million on goods and services.’
    • ‘On the other side of the coin, credit must go to whoever is responsible for ensuring the approach roads to the factory are kept clear.’
    • ‘Well, the other side of the coin, of course, is that if you do not pursue them, sometimes you can be criticised for not doing your job properly.’
    • ‘But the other side of the coin, an increased range of cheaper imports, is just as important.’
    • ‘But sentimentality is the other half of cruelty - the other side of the coin.’
    • ‘I saw this as a good thing; they get to see the other side of the coin, what it's like for their victims when all is taken from them.’
    • ‘On the other side of the coin, the cheap debt available to companies will continue to make acquisitions look more attractive.’
    • ‘On the other side of the coin, cereal growers are receiving much-improved grain and oilseed prices as a result of a good harvest and a weakening of the pound against the euro.’
    • ‘On the other side of the coin, I have been exceptionally positive.’
    • ‘However, on the other side of the coin, nurses are subjected on a daily basis to abuse, both verbal and often physical, more so in the A and E department.’
    reverse, converse, antithesis, contrary, inverse, obverse, contradiction
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