come off the fence

come off the fence
(come (или get) off the fence)
перестать колебаться, определить свою позицию [произошло от выражения be или sit on the fence; см. be on the fence]

Demands that Labour leaders come off the fence and oppose the Government's decision to enter the Common Market will be voiced by some M.P.s at this morning's Parliamentary Labour Party meeting. (‘Daily Worker’) — На сегодняшнем утреннем заседании парламентской фракции Лейбористской партии выступит несколько членов парламента с требованием, чтобы руководство Лейбористской партии перестало колебаться и высказалось наконец против решения правительства о вступлении в "Общий рынок"


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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