on the fence
phrasal in a position of neutrality or indecision

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • To be on the fence — Fence Fence (f[e^]ns), n. [Abbrev. from defence.] 1. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield. [1913 Webster] Let us be backed with God and with the seas, Which he hath given for fence impregnable …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sit on the fence — See: ON THE FENCE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sit on the fence — See: ON THE FENCE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • On the quarter — Quarter Quar ter (kw[aum]r t[ e]r), n. [F. quartier, L. quartarius a fourth part, fr. quartus the fourth. See {Quart}.] 1. One of four equal parts into which anything is divided, or is regarded as divided; a fourth part or portion; as, a quarter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on the stump — Stump Stump, n. [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.] 1. The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Israeli Supreme Court Opinions on the West Bank Barrier — On two occasions the Israeli government has been instructed by the Supreme Court of Israel to alter the route of the barrier to ensure that negative impacts on Palestinians would be minimized and proportional [http://elyon1.court.gov.il/files… …   Wikipedia

  • Uncle Jarvis and the Fence Dogs — is a Punk/Surf/Thrash band currently residing in the Midwestern United States. Often described using the terms uplifting and life reaffirming , they are known for their intricate guitar work and abrasive but often poinient lyrics.Brief… …   Wikipedia

  • Coyote on a Fence — is a play written by Bruce Graham. The play stars John Brennan, a death row convict who kicked in the face of a drug dealer named Dwayne Rigby prior to the start of the play. John, an articulate person who writes for the Death Row Advocate, meets …   Wikipedia

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