Definition of the other side of the coin in 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On the other side of the coin, I have been exceptionally positive.’
    • ‘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, credit must go to whoever is responsible for ensuring the approach roads to the factory are kept clear.’
    • ‘But sentimentality is the other half of cruelty - the other side of the coin.’
    • ‘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, the cheap debt available to companies will continue to make acquisitions look more attractive.’
    • ‘But the other side of the coin, an increased range of cheaper imports, is just as important.’
    • ‘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.’
    reverse, converse, antithesis, contrary, inverse, obverse, contradiction
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