fence-sitter fence-sitter


  • (n) a person who won't take sides in a controversy


  1. It all came down to Senator Edmund Ross, a Kansas Republican and the only fence-sitter.
  2. While proclaiming himself a progressive, Bryan seems to be mostly a technocrat and fence-sitter.
  3. Now Mott has been replaced by fence-sitter James Ridenour, and political pressure is reaching Yellowstone.


  • Lineker added: "That silly image of Trevor as a fence-sitter was largely dispelled by his two stints as caretaker boss at West Ham." "The last thing he did was sit on the fence or even the bench. He was always jumping up and down like a...
    on Nov 27, 2003 By: Gary Lineker Source: The Sun

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