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On the fence
    2017-September-19  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A: Has your daughter decided what instrument she wants to play?

B: Jane sat on the fence for weeks before she made up her mind to choose piano instead of violin.

Note: This idiom is a figurative saying for “undecided about something.” Those who are “on the fence” are still “sitting on the fence,” straddling the fence like riding a horse, one leg on each side, meaning they’re not yet able to take sides. The idiom is often used with “sit,” for example: Most people sit on the fence and would rather say “maybe” than “yes” or “no.” It’s interesting to note that the Chinese people have a similar saying which literally means “sitting on the wall” (骑墙).

 

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