on the fence

Not making a decision or taking a side when presented with two options or possibilities; undecided.

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You can"t stay on the fence any longer—you need to choose which of the two candidates we should hire. The committee has been on the fence about the issue for years, so don"t expect any action any time soon.See also: fence, on

*on the fence (about something)

Fig. undecided about something. (*Typically: be ~; sit ~.) Ann is on the fence about going to Mexico. I wouldn"t be on the fence. I"d love to go.See also: fence, on

on the fence

Informal Undecided as to which of two sides to support; uncommitted or neutral.See also: fence, onSee also:

on the fence

(See sit the fence)

on the fence, be

on the fence, be Also, straddle the fence. Be undecided, not committed, as in I don"t know if I"ll move there; I"m still on the fence, or He"s straddling the fence about the merger. This picturesque expression, with its implication that one can jump to either side, at first was applied mainly to political commitments.

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or adv. phr. Not able, or not wanting to choose; in doubt; undecided. Often used with "sit". Jack sat on the fence for a week last spring before he finally joined the track team instead of the baseball team. Mrs. Jones has decided to vote for the Democrats, but Mr. Jones is still on the fence. See: FENCE-SITTER or FENCE-SITTING.

sit on the fence

Idiom(s): sit on the fenceTheme: INDECISIONnot to make a clear choice between two possibilities.• When Jane and Tom argue, it is well to sit on the fence and then you won"t make either of them angry.• No one knows which of the candidates Joan will vote for. She"s sitting on the fence.
on the cutting edge on the cutting room floor on the defensive on the DL on the dole on the doorstep on the dot on the double on the down low on the downgrade on the downside on the drawing board on the edge on the edge of (one's) chair on the edge of (one's) seat on the edge of (something) on the edge of seat on the edge of your seat on the edge of your seat/chair on the eve of on the eve of (something) on the face of it on the face of the earth on the factory floor on the fast track on the fence on the fence, be on the fence, to be/sit on the fiddle on the firing line on the flat on the flip side on the fly on the fringe on the fritz on the front burner on the front foot on the front line(s) of (something) on the gad on the game on the go on the go, to be on the gooch on the good side of on the good side of (someone) on the grapevine on the gravy train on the ground on the heels of on the heels of (someone or something) on the high seas sitting on top of the world sitting on a powder keg sit up with sit up and take notice sit sth out sit on the fence sit on one"s hands sit on its hands sit in for sit bolt upright sit back and let sth happen
- Từ đồng nghĩa, cách dùng từ tương tự Thành ngữ, tục ngữ on the fence