have hand in

have (one's) hand in (something)

To be involved or influential in the planning, creation, or execution of something. It's pretty clear from the film's style that the producer had his hand in how it was directed. I'd like to have my hand in planning the party, if that's all right.
See also: hand, have
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have one's hand in something

Fig. to exercise control over something; to play an identifiable role in doing something. (See also have a hand in something.) She always has to have her hand in everything. I want to have my hand in the arrangement.
See also: hand, have
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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