Idioms: on the fence

Idioms: on the fence

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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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