Have you ever been caught in an argument between two friends or family members? Do you usually take sides, or do you prefer to sit on the fence? In today’s video, Dara shares a great expression to use when we have a difficult decision to make.
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Fences separate gardens, so if you’re sitting on the fence, you’re not in either garden. In the same way, to sit on the fence means to avoid taking sides in an argument or to remain neutral.
Let’s look at a few examples of how you can use this phrase:
- Paul says Anna’s lying, but Anna says Paul’s lying. I don’t know who to believe, so I’m just going to sit on the fence on this one!
- Dara, quit sitting on the fence! Who’s right: me or Anna?!
- Mr. Prime Minister, you can’t sit on the fence on this issue! We need to know your position! Get off the fence and pick a side!
So there we are. Have you ever had to sit on the fence? Let us know in the comments section!
Try out this expression using the questions below to help you!
- What is the last disagreement you remember watching between two coworkers? How did you respond?
- Have you ever witnessed a divorce or the break-up of a relationship between two close friends? How did you react?
- Have you ever been in an argument with one friend and although you felt you were right, another friend refused to take your side? What happened?
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