Sit On The Fence – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS

idiom of the day - sit on the fence

Sit On The Fence – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking.

Definition: 

Delay making decision when you have to choose between two different options in a dispute ( Farms often have fences which separate the fields )

Example:

“John sat on the fence while his colleagues needed his opinion to finish the vote.

“Farmers sit on the fence about agricultural reform policy.”

When Jane and Tom argue, it is best to sit on the fence and not make either of them angry

Exercise: 

  1. Choose the suitable idiom to complete the sentence below.
    “No one knows which of the candidates Joan will vote for. She’s _________________________.”
    A. going all out
    B. cutting things fine
    C. won hands down
    D. sitting on the fence
  2. Describe the important decision you have made. Try to use this idiom in your speech. You should say:
    – When it happened
    – What your decision was
    – Who you turned for help
    And explain why it was important to you
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Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through ieltsmaterial.com. With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

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