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a person who remains neutral or undecided in a controversy.
fence′-sit`ting, n.
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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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From being a mere fence-sitter in the last elections, the NP of the Villars suddenly opted to coalesce with the PDP-Laban party of Duterte Harley.
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I find myself something of a fence-sitter in this matter.