fence-sitter :

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

  • It all came down to Senator Edmund Ross, a Kansas Republican and the only fence-sitter.
  • Former presidential fence-sitter and soon-to-be ex-governor Mario Cuomo blasted the new Republican agenda -- and the voters who supported it -- with an impassioned apologia for a .
  • Assessment: Chehab, says a top diplomat, "is an able, conscientious fence-sitter who sat there twelve years and kept the army together, and now believes he can sit there six years .

  • Gary Lineker in The Sun
    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...

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