on the fence


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on the fence

Not making a decision or taking a side when presented with two options or possibilities. You can't sit on the fence any longer—you need to choose who of these two we need to fire. The government has been on the fence about legalizing marijuana for the past five years.
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*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.
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on the fence

Informal
Undecided as to which of two sides to support; uncommitted or neutral.
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