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    nyggus is offline Key Member
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    Question Still on this hand

    I found the construction "still on this hand" in just few places. Is it uncommon or in any way incorrect or disliked? (Or maybe there is a different phrase, more common, which carries the same meaning?)

    What's more, I feel this phrase may be misused if the context doesn't help - see the examples below. In the first one it is clear to which 'hand' the phrase refers, but in the second one might hesitate (especially for sentences with less clear message).

    1. "On the one hand, this film is full of aggression, brutality and crude language. Still on this hand, it promotes attitudes no one would like to see in one's own children. On the other hand, it is a great film, with a great screenplay, acting and dialogs."

    2. "On the one hand, it is a great film, with a great screenplay, acting and dialogs. On the other hand, this film is full of aggression, brutality and crude language. Still on this hand, it promotes attitudes no one would like to see in one's own children."

    I know these examples are very shallow and no one would write like that, but I am interested in the phrase itself not in these examples.

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    Nyggus

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: Still on this hand

    It doesn't do much for me.

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