be sitting on the fence

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be sitting on the fence

To be unable or unwilling to commit to a decision or a side when presented with two or more options or possibilities. No, we haven't chosen an applicant yet—the boss is sitting on the fence. It sounds like town council is still sitting on the fence about expanding the elementary school parking lot.
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