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flip side

noun [U] /ˈflɪp ˌsɑɪd/
an opposite or unattractive result of a popular or attractive action: More homelessness is the flip side of getting people off welfare.
Translations of “flip side”
in Chinese (Traditional) 反面, 負面, 不受歡迎的一面…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反面, 负面, 不受欢迎的一面…
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