Definition of have a foot in both camps in English:

have a foot in both camps

phrase

  • Have an interest or stake concurrently in two parties or sides.

    ‘I can have a foot in both the creative and business camps’
    • ‘He is also a farm inspector for both traditional and organic farms, and he said it was unusual to have a foot in both camps.’
    • ‘T.J. has now had a foot in both camps so he can speak on this subject with some authority.’
    • ‘What is particularly gratifying in Osborne's work, is that he shows us how court families maintained a foot in each camp.’
    • ‘So I kept my Boroughmuir hat on to an extent, and in many ways have a foot in both camps.’
    • ‘But where do you put those of us who have a foot in both camps?’
    • ‘As one of those Reading Champions, I now have a foot in both camps.’
    • ‘It is Lasley who seems to have a foot in both camps, to straddle two ages: he is a young man with an older head screwed on top.’
    • ‘‘In some senses, I've had a foot in both camps,’ he said.’
    • ‘And in between stands the multinational corporation which has a foot in both camps if you like.’
    • ‘So I see this as very much a yin-and-yang relationship, and most of us happily have a foot in both camps.’