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side of the fence

A particular position or point of view in an argument or topic of debate. We may be on different sides of the fence about this issue, but that doesn't mean we can't work together. Senators will have to decide which side of the fence they're sitting on when the bill comes up for a vote next month.
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my, her, the other, the same, etc. side of the ˈfence

my, the opposite, the same, etc. point of view or position in an argument: The former allies are now on opposite sides of the fence.Make up your mind — which side of the fence are you on?
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It's the innocent people on both sides of the fence who are suffering.
On both sides of the fence are dedicated people who are aware that we are confronted with profound challenges," Ingram said in his sermon.
The DA BOYZ project, which had its first run in February 2009, explores both sides of the fence - the victim and perpetrator, and the effect that gang culture and the wall of silence is having on young people, families and communities.
Attempting to support the Government view that the loss-making postal system must be reformed, while also trying to respond positively to voters' fury about the loss of local outlets, is an impossible task even for politicians used to sitting on both sides of the fence.
Two former teammates from a Huddersfield club found themselves on opposite sides of the fence for their respective University teams this week.
Mothers and daughters who used to be on opposite sides of the fence .
s National Executive is continuing to try to sit on both sides of the fence, this time, in its lack of support for Rita Curley who was expressing the Church's stand on homosexual unions.
Having said that we want to do well in every competition we enter so I can see the view from both sides of the fence.
In Chinaberry Tree and especially in There is Confusion she answered Stribling, affirming the similarity, not a total identity, between African Americans and Caucasians, and their wide potential, a conservative ideal of women's function in society, and a moderate but firm attack on the havoc wrought on both sides of the fence by racial discrimination.
They are responsible for both pricing and production - they've got control of both sides of the fence.
IT SEEMS that Jennifer Aniston's new relationship has got tongues wagging on both sides of the fence.
Matthew Shepard's murder had the potential to galvanize us, but the overwhelming media response and the horror expressed on both sides of the fence convinced us that our work had already been done for us.