Idiom:  on the other hand

idiom on the other hand


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.

— Green veggies like broccoli are healthy... On the other hand, the lettuce on this cheeseburger is a good source of vitamins A, C and K.

— 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.

— I might go running this afternoon. On the other hand, I may just walk because I'm feeling pretty tired.

— It would be foolish to go out and drink on a Thursday night. On the other hand, it's only one day of work to survive and many people leave the office early on Fridays.


  • on the contrary
  • if not

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