have a finger in the pie

have a finger in the pie

 and 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.
See also: finger, have, pie

have a finger in the pie

be involved in a matter, especially in an annoyingly interfering way.
See also: finger, have, pie