catch you on the flip side

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This phrase comes from when radio DJs played vinyl records. The disks had two sides - on a 45 RPM disk, sides A & B. The song that the record company wanted to promote most heavily would go on the A side. So when a DJ played that side, he'd sometimes say, "And now on the flip side...", and play side B, the lesser known track.[1]


catch you on the flip side

  1. (informal) Goodbye, farewell.
    • 2019, “California”, in Norman Fucking Rockwell!, performed by Lana Del Rey:
      If you come back to America, just hit me up / 'Cause this is crazy love, I'll catch you on the flip side


  1. ^ Ralph Keyes (2009) I Love It When You Talk Retro, St. Martin's Press, →ISBN: “Early in the twentieth century it became possible to record on both sides of discs. The side not being played was the flip side. From this we derived the saying “catch you on the flip side,” or somewhere else. More broadly “flip side” alludes to a hidden dimension at odds with one that's visible.”