finger in the pie, have a

have a finger in the pie

To be involved in a particular situation, especially when said involvement is seen as meddling. Mom is now calling me every hour, and I'm sure you had a finger in the pie—what exactly did you tell her?
See also: finger, have, pie

finger in the pie, have a

Have an interest in or meddle in something. For example, When they nominated me for the board, I'm sure Bill had a finger in the pie. Another form of this idiom is have a finger in every pie, meaning "to have an interest in or be involved in everything," as in She does a great deal for the town; she has a finger in every pie. The precise origin of this metaphor, which presumably alludes either to tasting every pie or being involved in their concoction, has been lost. [Late 1500s]
See also: finger, have