fence-strad|dling

fence-strad|dling
fence-strad|dling «FEHNS STRAD lihng», noun, adjective. U.S. Informal.
–n.
the attempt to get along with both sides in a controversy: »

The motives behind neutrality are noble or realistic according as one views neutralism as a moral force…or as a policy of fence-straddling, pure and simple (Atlantic).

–adj.
pleasing or intended to please both sides in a controversy.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • strad´dling|ly — strad|dle «STRAD uhl», verb, dled, dling, noun. –v.i. 1. to walk, stand, or sit with the legs wide apart: »to straddle over a fence watching cars go by. 2. (of the legs) to stand wide apart. 3. Informal, Figurative. to avoid taking sides; attempt …   Useful english dictionary

  • strad´dler — strad|dle «STRAD uhl», verb, dled, dling, noun. –v.i. 1. to walk, stand, or sit with the legs wide apart: »to straddle over a fence watching cars go by. 2. (of the legs) to stand wide apart. 3. Informal, Figurative. to avoid taking sides; attempt …   Useful english dictionary

  • strad|dle — «STRAD uhl», verb, dled, dling, noun. –v.i. 1. to walk, stand, or sit with the legs wide apart: »to straddle over a fence watching cars go by. 2. (of the legs) to stand wide apart. 3. Informal, Figurative. to avoid taking sides; attempt to favor… …   Useful english dictionary

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