3 Useful English Idioms. Another FREE English Lesson from Wellington House Idiomas Barcelona
When you can’t decide between 2 or more options, you can say “I’m on the fence”. It means, I can’t decide.
Example = I can’t decide if I should go to England for my summer holidays and see my old English teacher, Ben, or go to America and see my uncle Jimmy. They are both great options so I’m on the fence.
NB – Sometimes, somebody might say to you “Don’t sit on the fence”. This means, make a decision!
Again, when you have more than one option and you can’t decide which to chose, you can use this English Idiom. It means that you have two good choices but you can’t decide which is the best.
Example = My Father has offered to buy me a new car. He says I can have a Ferrari 355 or a Porsche 911. I’m torn between the two because in reality, I like them both equally!
This idiom is a little different. You use it when you know you have something, but you still consider trying to get something which is better or more, even though you may lose what you had in the first place.
Example = Sylvia, I’ve been offered a job with Dia Supermarket. I have an interview with Ducati motorcycles next week but they may so no. I don’t want to risk losing the job with Dia Supermarkets so I am going to say yes. Although I would prefer to work for Ducati Motorcycles, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. A definite job with Dia Supermarket is better than only a possibility of a job with Ducati.
Remember, next time you are expressing a time when you had to make a decision, use these useful English Idioms and you will get extra points!