fence sitter

fence sitter

n. Informal
One who takes a position of neutrality or indecision, as in a controversial matter.

fence′-sit′ting (-sĭt′ĭng) n.
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There is no point being a fence sitter and talking about good and bad of your country politics unless you choose to become part of the system.
Kieran: "He was a fence sitter - he very rarely talks."
"If we weigh the pros and cons," goes the voice of the fence sitter, ensuring you can't pin this rap on him.
Chris Baker was, by his own description, "a fence sitter" when it came to seeking his MAI designation.
Are you the market chasers, the predators, the prey, or the fence sitter?
After Miko leaves, Ben dates other women: the first is a co-worker who moonlights as a performance artist; the second a graduate student who is, in Alice's words, a "fence sitter" (bisexual).
Many scouse fans will be backing 4/1 about a Liverpool win, thinking that it must be a mistake, but I'm a fence sitter and am happy enough to take the 21/10 about the draw.
Recognizing that just one organizational system is not for everyone, the authors have devised solutions that provide 10 different systems to match 10 basic personality types such as perfectionist plus, hopper, fence sitter, pack rat and total slob.
"Usong-uso ngayon yan, yung kawalan ng pakialam, yung fence sitter nanunuod lang na para bang wala tayong kinalaman, hindi pwede yun [It is very common today, the lack of concern, the fence sitter who only just watch, it's not right.]," added David.
Delhi doesn't want to be seen as a fence sitter when democracy is being reinvented in Bangladesh.
How much will sceptics, and I must confess I am a fence sitter, suffer if they curtail their excesses?
In fact, I told him he might get accused of being a fence sitter and you know what he said?