Visual Vocabulary - To Sit on the Fence

source: EnglishAnyone    2016年12月9日
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Today’s expression is “to sit on the fence.” This is a very common idiom meaning to be unsure about a choice.
Imagine you’re sitting on a brick wall between two fields, and must decide which field to plant your garden in. One field gets more sunlight, but the other has more nutrients. Both look good, so you remain stuck on the wall unable to choose.
In life, we’re often confronted with hard choices, and when we can’t decide, we say we’re “on the fence” about the issue.

# “To sit on the fence” is an idiom you can use in both professional and casual situations:
A: Which muffin should I get? Apple or blueberry? They both look so good!
B: I know! I’m on the fence, too. I don’t know if I should get the cherry or pumpkin pie!

A: The boss is sitting on the fence about the merger.
B: Hope he makes a decision about whether to do it or not soon.

A: Are you on the fence about which college to go to?
B: Yep. Both of them look so great!

A: Those who spend all their time sitting on the fence can’t become great leaders.
B: Yeah, you have to be able to make decisions quickly.

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