fence-sitter


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fence′-sit`ter



n.
a person who remains neutral or undecided in a controversy.
[1900–05]
fence′-sit`ting, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fence-sitter - a person who won't take sides in a controversy
neutral - one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute
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I find myself something of a fence-sitter in this matter.
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Never a fence-sitter, Wilson has created a devil's advocate in theatrical form, pitting two best-friends against each other - one fervently proud to be British, the other a soon-to-be dad unconvinced this country will provide a future worthy of his unborn son.
On this issue, I'm quite proud to be a fence-sitter, with one foot on each side.
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