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 Sit Upon (To).Sit on Thorns (To) or on Tenterhooks. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sit on the Rall or Fence (To).
 
To refuse to promise your support to a party; to reserve your vote.   1
        “In American slang, he was always sitting on the rail between Catholics and Huguenots.”—The Times.
 


 Sit Upon (To).Sit on Thorns (To) or on Tenterhooks. 

 
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