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; undecided. You can't stay on the fence any longer—you need to choose which of the two candidates we should hire. The committee has been on the fence about the issue for years, so don't expect any action any time soon.
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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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