On the Fence = to be undecided about something
The idiom “on the fence” is used when someone is undecided about something.
If you are undecided, you have not made a decision about what to do. You may do one thing, or you may do another. You need to make a choice.
Read the dialogue below and take the quiz to test your understanding!
Angela: Are you going to the party on Friday night? I am.
John: I don’t know yet. I’m on the fence.
Angela: Why are you undecided? I thought that you liked parties.
John: I love parties, but Kevin invited me to dinner at the same time. I haven’t seen him in over a month.
Talk about it:
Tell a friend about something you are on the fence about. Ask for their advice in English.
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