Idiom:  on the other hand

Meaning

Idiom:  on the other hand [on the one hand… on the other (hand)]

  • the other thing to think about and consider


Example sentences

  • We can go to see your mother a Christmas. On the other hand, we could invite her to join us for a holiday trip to the mountains.
  • On the one hand, I really want to see my friends. On the other, I know I’ll be worried about my research paper if I go out.
  • You can get to the train station by taking bus 27. On the other hand, it's a nice day and you could get there in 10 minutes by walking 5-6 blocks straight ahead.

  • On the one hand, Facebook is great for keeping in touch . On the other hand, there's a lot of silly pressure to "like" and comment on other people's posts.

  • On the one hand, going to a prestigious private university would help get me a good job but on the other, it's going to cost $100,000 more than a state school.

  • We were thinking about going out to dinner tonight. On the other hand, my husband loves to cook and you guys could come over to our place for dinner instead.


Synonyms

  • on the contrary
  • if not

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