have a hand in


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have a hand in doing something

to take part in an activity We don't put our label on anything unless we have a hand in designing and producing it.
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have a hand in something

to be involved in something The party was basically Kim's idea but I think Lisa had a hand in it too.
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have a hand in

1. Also, take a hand in. Participate, be involved, as in I'd like to have a hand in planning the publicity. [Late 1500s]
2. have or keep one's hand in . Be actively engaged or remain in practice doing something. For example, He works as stage manager, director, understudy-he has a hand in every aspect, or Write a few pages every day, just to keep your hand in. [Mid-1700s]
See also: hand, have