a foot in both camps meaning

  "a foot in both camps" in a sentence
[American slang]
Fig. an interest in or to support each of two opposing groups of people. (Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.)
  The shop steward had been promised a promotion and so had a foot in both camps during the strike—workers and management.
  Mr. Smith has a foot in both camps in the parent-teacher dispute. He teaches math, but he has a son at the school.

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  1. a foot in both camps
  2. the gun runner has a foot in both camps; he sells arms to both the arabs and the israelis
  3. Scalamandre is trying to keep a foot in both camps.
  4. Feldstein's trick is to plant a foot in both camps.
  5. Some who left Operation Rescue seem to have a foot in both camps.

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