What is an idiom (or an adjective) to describe someone who considers and takes sides with both of two opposing sides?

I mean someone who, for example, says that both of contrasting sides in an argument could be right.

  • Too many contexts. Is this person disinterested? Interested but hiding the interest? Duplicitous? Staying neutral or going a third way? There's a lot of room between "undecided" and "playing both sides against the middle." – remarkl Feb 10 '19 at 14:13

a foot in both camps TFD This idiom describes participation with both sides:

some involvement with or support for two opposing sides.

As in:

  • When my friends split up, I felt like I had a foot in both camps.

Though it would not be idiomatic, the opposite would be grammatical:

  • When my friends split up, I felt like I had a foot in neither camp
    and had lost both as friends.

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Perhaps the idiom you're looking for is "sitting on the fence"? it is used to describe a person's lack of decisiveness, neutrality or hesitance to choose between two sides in an argument or a competition, or inability to decide due to lack of courage.

see more here: (https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/to-sit-on-the-fence)

Is that what you were looking for?

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  • Add a dictionary reference to enhance your answer, please. – lbf Feb 10 '19 at 12:42

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