Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “flip side”

See all translations

flip side

noun [S] uk   us  
the opposite, less good, or less popular side of something: We're now starting to see the flip side of the government's economic policy. old-fashioned the less popular side of a record
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…
(Definition of flip side from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of flip side?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “flip side” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ellipsis

a situation in which words are left out of a sentence but the sentence can still be understood

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More