foot in both camps, have a

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]


Nearby words

  1. foot brake,
  2. foot doctor,
  3. foot drop,
  4. foot fault,
  5. foot guards,
  6. foot in one's mouth, put one's,
  7. foot in the door, get one's,
  8. foot level,
  9. foot line,
  10. foot presentation

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