come off the fence

come off the fence

To make a decision or take a side when presented with two options or possibilities, usually after a period of delay. I'm glad you've finally come off the fence and chosen a candidate for the job. The government has finally come off the fence about that issue with this latest legislation.
See also: come, fence, off

come off the fence

If someone comes off the fence, they at last state their opinion about something or show who they support. These events have forced the President to come off the fence and support the market reformers. Note: Verbs such as climb or get can be used instead of come. It is time for us to get off the fence, to speak up, and to vote.
See also: come, fence, off