take a hand in

take a hand in something

to help with something; to participate in something. Would you take a hand in this work? We need your efforts. Ted refused to take a hand in the preparations for the evening meal.
See also: hand, take

take a hand in

become influential in determining something; intervene.
1988 Shetland Times The amenity trust is also taking a hand in restoring two old gravestones in the Ollaberry kirkyard.
See also: hand, take

have/take a hand in something/in doing something

be involved in something, especially something bad, wrong, etc: We think all three of you had a hand in planning the robbery. So, come on, confess.I’m sure he had a hand in creating this problem.
See also: hand, have, something, take