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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?
have a/(one's) finger in the pie
To be involved in a situation, often in a meddlesome way. Mom is now calling me every hour, and I'm sure you had a finger in the pie—what exactly did you tell her?
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have a finger in the pieand have one's finger in the pie
Fig. to have a role in something; to be involved in something. (See also have one's finger in too many pies) Tess wants to have a finger in the pie. She doesn't think we can do it by ourselves. Sally always wants to have a finger in the 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]
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have a finger in the piebe involved in a matter, especially in an annoyingly interfering way.
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