Definition

on one hand... on the other hand...: from one point of view... from another point of view... idiom
On one hand, I'd like to go out tonight, but on the other hand, I need to be at work very early tomorrow.
on one hand...: looking at it from this point of view... idiom
(but) on the other hand...: (however) here's a different way of looking at things... idiom
  • "On the other hand, it is in London and-"
  • "On the other hand it makes me sad that I can't give you the response you might expect."
  • "Newborns, on the other hand, sleep between 16 and 18 hours a day, and toddlers sleep between 10 and 12 hours a day."
  • "On the other hand, the server could die at any moment."
  • "My camel Sheeba, on the other hand, drinks water once a week."
  • "On the other hand he did find a Polish immigrant on the metro, who raised the boy as his own and taught him the art of perfume-making."
  • "On the other hand, I think we should go back to San Francisco."
  • "On the other hand, he did find an accordionist on the metro, who raised the boy as his own and taught him the art of perfume-making."
  • "I was really pleased with it - on the one hand."

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