take a hand in
take a 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 a hand in how it was directed. I'd like a hand in planning the party, if that's all right.
take a hand in something
to help with something; to participate in something. Would you take a hand in this work? We need your efforts. Ted refused to take a hand in the preparations for the evening meal.
take a hand inbecome influential in determining something; intervene.
1988 Shetland Times The amenity trust is also taking a hand in restoring two old gravestones in the Ollaberry kirkyard.