Fig. not able to decide something; unable to come to a decision.
The problem with being on the fence for too long is that it can lead to no activity or progress at all. Failure to act, over a prolonged period of time, typically leads to the death of an idea or goal.
If it’s truly important to you, get off the fence.
Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/250 sec. at f/6.7, Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8 lens
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1. An expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements.
Jump the gun:
to do something too soon, especially without
thinking carefully about it.
UPDATE: There have been dozens of hits on this page from Google searches for “jump the gun” during the months of June and July (2012). I’m curious as to what class at what school is doing research on idioms! Any others you’d like to see illustrated photographically?