Meaning of “on the one hand ... on the other hand” in the English Dictionary

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"on the one hand ... on the other hand" in British English

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on the one hand ... on the other hand

B2 used when you are comparing two different facts or two opposite ways of thinking about a situation:

On the one hand I'd like a job that pays more, but on the other hand I enjoy the work I'm doing at the moment.

(Definition of “on the one hand ... on the other hand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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