on the fence
phrasal in a position of neutrality or indecision

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on the fence — [adj] undecided ambivalent, betwixt and between*, blowing hot and cold*, borderline, debatable, divided, hemming and hawing*, hesitant, iffy*, impartial, indecisive, in the middle*, irresolute, neutral, not definite, not sure, of two minds*, open …   New thesaurus

  • on the fence — adjective characterized by indecision some who had been on the fence came out in favor of the plan too many voters still declare they are undecided • Syn: ↑undecided • Similar to: ↑indecisive * * * phrasal …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the fence — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Not able, or not wanting to choose; in doubt; undecided. Often used with sit . * /Jack sat on the fence for a week last spring before he finally joined the track team instead of the baseball team./ * /Mrs. Jones has decided… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the fence — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} Not able, or not wanting to choose; in doubt; undecided. Often used with sit . * /Jack sat on the fence for a week last spring before he finally joined the track team instead of the baseball team./ * /Mrs. Jones has decided… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ the\ fence — adj or adv. phr. Not able, or not wanting to choose; in doubt; undecided. Often used with sit . Jack sat on the fence for a week last spring before he finally joined the track team instead of the baseball team. Mrs. Jones has decided to vote for… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the fence —    When faced with a choice, a person who is on the fence has not yet reached a decision.     The candidates have such similar ideas that many electors are still on the fence …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • on the fence — not able to decide something. Many consumers are still on the fence, waiting to see if a better, less expensive computer will come along. Usage notes: often used with sit: Most people sit on the fence and would rather say maybe than yes or no …   New idioms dictionary

  • on the fence — adjective undecided; wavering in ones opinion I am still on the fence about whether to cook broccoli or green beans …   Wiktionary

  • on the fence — See sitting on the fence …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • on the fence —  Undecided.  ► “That’s why Greg Quick, first vice president at Commerce Mortgage Corp., says, ‘many people basically are sitting on the fence to see what happens.’ ” (Wall Street Journal, March 26, 1996, p. A2) …   American business jargon

  • on the fence — See sit the fence …   English idioms

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