a say (in something)

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a say (in something)

An active and participatory role in making or influencing a decision about something. The best thing about working for a smaller company is that it finally feels like everyone has a say in how it should operate. You've decided to move the family to Alaska for a new job? Don't I get a say in the matter? We're all equals here, so everyone should have a say.
See also: say

a say

(in something) Go to a voice (in something).
See also: say
References in classic literature ?
Tulliver, with a faint imitation of her sister Glegg, "I'm sure your brother might have waited a long while before he'd have found a wife that 'ud have let him have his say in everything, as I do.
Officers in the city say in recent weeks there has been an increase in the number of cars being targeted by thieves in the East Avenue area of Stoke.
"Many people in attendance felt like they did not have a voice or a say in the actions of their country."
Remember what they used to say in Vietnam: Sometimes you've got to destroy the village in order to save it.
One wonders whether Watergate--even with the TV series to publicize it--will capture the public imagination, much less "hit the list," as they say in New York publishing.