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with both oars in the water

Remaining in a calm, stable, sensible, and pragmatic state or condition. It's clear to see from his handling of the young team this season that he's a coach with both oars in the water. You need to approach this trial with both oars in the water—if you let your emotions get the better of you, it could end up costing the company millions.
See also: both, oar, water