keep hand in

keep one's hand in (something)

Fig. to remain involved in something, perhaps only a token involvement. I want to keep my hand in things even after I retire. I always have to keep my hand in so I will feel a part of things.
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keep your hand in (something)

to continue to be involved in something Rick turned the business over to his son, but he comes in Fridays to keep his hand in.
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keep your hand in

to practise a skill often enough so that you do not lose the skill I do a bit of teaching now and then just to keep my hand in.
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