English Idiom - On the Fence

Today's English idiom is to on the fence. If you are on the fence, it means that you are undecided between two options and can't make up your mind to decide which way to go. We use the prepositions about or between after this phrase. See the examples below!

Examples

I want to get a new phone but I'm on the fence about changing from an iPhone to an Android.

Julia wanted to go to the beach but also wanted to ski on her vacation, so she was on the fence between a trip to Mexico or Switzerland.

Andrew found things that he liked about both presidential candidates, so he was on the fence about who he wanted to vote for.

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