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have a foot in both camps
To have some involvement with or support for two opposing sides. When my friends split up, I felt like I had a foot in both camps. I've worked with both teams, and I think they both have good ideas, so to be honest I have a foot in both camps.
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Support or have good relations with two opposing sides. For example, He had a foot in both camps, making donations to candidates in both parties. In this expression camp alludes to encampments of enemy troops in a battle. [First half of 1900s]
have a foot in both campshave an interest or stake in two parties or sides without commitment to either.
1992 Community Care As EWOs [Education Welfare Officers] we have a foot in both camps. We work with the children and their families and the school and bring the two together.