a hand in (something)

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a hand in (something)

A contributory role in something. It was pretty exciting to have a hand in launching the new business. We're going to find everyone who had a hand in this robbery and arrest them.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*a hand in something

 and *a part in something
Fig. a part in establishing or running something. (*Typically: get ~ have ~ give someone ∼.) I would like to have a hand in the planning process. I will not let Jane have a part in this project.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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