fence-sitting
noun Date: 1904 a state of indecision or neutrality with respect to conflicting positions • fence-sitter noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fence-sitting — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: fence (I) + sitting (n.) : a state of indecision or neutrality with respect to conflicting positions his reluctance to commit himself publicly has the appearance of fence sitting …   Useful english dictionary

  • fence-sitting — {n.} or {adj.} Choosing neither side. * /You have been fence sitting for too long. It is time you made up your mind./ Contrast: MAKE UP ONE S MIND, TAKE SIDES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fence-sitting — {n.} or {adj.} Choosing neither side. * /You have been fence sitting for too long. It is time you made up your mind./ Contrast: MAKE UP ONE S MIND, TAKE SIDES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fence-sitting — noun or adj Choosing neither side. You have been fence sitting for too long. It is time you made up your mind. Contrast: make up one s mind, take sides …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fence-sitting — See fence sitter. * * * …   Universalium

  • fence-sitter — fence sitting, n. /fens sit euhr/, n. a person who remains neutral or undecided in a controversy. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • fence-sitter — noun a person who won t take sides in a controversy • Hypernyms: ↑neutral * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: fence (I) + sitter : an undecided or neutral person whether he is a fence sitter by conviction or is waiting to see which side wins …   Useful english dictionary

  • fence-sitter — noun see fence sitting …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fence-sitter — /ˈfɛns sɪtə/ (say fens situh) noun someone who habitually avoids stating their view or attitude, or who vacillates in an argument. –fence sitting, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • fence — [[t]fe̱ns[/t]] ♦♦♦ fences, fencing, fenced 1) N COUNT A fence is a barrier between two areas of land, made of wood or wire supported by posts. Villagers say the fence would restrict public access to the hills. 2) VERB If you fence an area of land …   English dictionary

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