on the one hand | on the other hand
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You can say "on the one hand" before describing one of two contrasting ideas, options, or opinions, and then say "on the other hand" before describing the other one.
- On the one hand smokers should have the right to smoke if they want to, but on the other hand non-smokers should have the right to breathe smoke-free air.
- On the one hand I love the freedom of being single, but on the other hand the idea of being married and having a family is very attractive.
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Contributor: Matt Errey