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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the fence

Informal
Undecided as to which of two sides to support; uncommitted or neutral.
See also: fence, on
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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