side of the fence

side of the fence

A particular position or point of view in an argument or topic of debate. We may be on different sides of the fence about this issue, but that doesn't mean we can't work together. Senators will have to decide which side of the fence they're sitting on when the bill comes up for a vote next month.
See also: fence, of, side

my, her, the other, the same, etc. side of the ˈfence

my, the opposite, the same, etc. point of view or position in an argument: The former allies are now on opposite sides of the fence.Make up your mind — which side of the fence are you on?
See also: fence, of, side
References in classic literature ?
On the farther side of the fence the old bee-keeper was shaving a hoop for a tub, and he did not see Levin.
He had come on horseback, and must have passed through the neighbouring fields; for his horse was tied to the meadow side of the fence, within a few paces.
It rots the wood, Bessie my girl," the captain would remark mildly, from his side of the fence, each time he saw her exercising that privilege.
1 sail-cloth from head to foot, would be emer- ging knee-deep out of rank grass and the tall weeks on his side of the fence.
I said, look, you heard me when I said I am not into the habit of prosecuting people, especially from the other side of the fence, political fence,' the President said.
The high yield of an olive tree on one side of the fence -- but with branches reaching over to the other -- precipitates a neighborhood feud about who actually owns the precious fruit.
I feel a book coming on if anyone wants to see the other side of the fence.
Scholesy (above) had a situation like that with Jack Wilshere, and I have a lot of respect for the way he has entered this world on the other side of the fence.
No casualties were reported from the explosion, which Israeli media said occurred on the Syrian-held side of the fence separating it from the Israeli-occupied Palestinian zone.
The man, who has not been identified, was earlier seen digging into the ground on the Gazan side of the fence, a military spokesperson told the BBC.
It said Israeli forces patrolling near the security fence between Gaza and Israel, opened fire in the direction of Palestinians gathered on the other side of the fence.
Q: My neighbor has a garden on the other side of the fence.
We say that we are on one side of the fence and they are on the other side.
Israeli soldiers stationed on the other side of the fence fired tear gas canisters at the protesters causing several people to suffer from gas inhalation, said the residents.
While Arizona's later archery season dates make that side of the fence a temporary haven, in the particular area I've in mind, the best feed is in New Mexico.