come off the fence

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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.
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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.
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Richie Benaud comes off the fence to recommend laying the draw (at around 350-1).
Not only Young but the rest of the management team, even chief executive Robert Norster who rarely comes off the fence, know a victory is a necessity.
Initial opinion is divided, but until the Government comes off the fence about if and when the UK will join, business leaders are relu ctant to fully commit themselves.
I always thought he would be a National horse because he is really a 2 12 mile horse - that's his best trip - and if you drop him in and if the top comes off the fences it might make him more enthusiastic.