a voice (in something)

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a voice (in something)

An active and participatory role in making or influencing a decision (about something). The best thing about working for a smaller company is that it finally feels like everyone has a voice in how it should operate. We're all equals here, so everyone should get a voice. You've decided to move the family to Alaska for a new job? I would have liked a voice in the matter!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*voice (in something)

 and *say (in something)
Fig. a part in making a decision. (*Typically: get ~; have ~;give someone ~.) I'd like to have a voice in choosing the carpet. John wanted to have a say in the issue also. He says he seldom gets a say.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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