finger\ in\ the\ pie

n. phr. informal
Something to do with what happens; part interest or responsibility.

When the girls got up a Christmas party, I felt sure Alice had a finger in the pie.

The Jones Company was chosen to build the new hospital and we knew Mr. Smith had a finger in the pie.

Jack is a boy with a finger in every pie at school, from dramatics to football.

Compare: have a hand in, too many irons in the fire

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • finger in the pie — If you have a finger in the pie, you have an interest in something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • finger in the pie — {n. phr.}, {informal} Something to do with what happens; part interest or responsibility. * /When the girls got up a Christmas party, I felt sure Alice had a finger in the pie./ * /The Jones Company was chosen to build the new hospital and we… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • finger in the pie — {n. phr.}, {informal} Something to do with what happens; part interest or responsibility. * /When the girls got up a Christmas party, I felt sure Alice had a finger in the pie./ * /The Jones Company was chosen to build the new hospital and we… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • finger in the pie — part ownership or responsibility He has his finger in the pie of all the small companies in the area …   Idioms and examples

  • finger in the pie —    If you have a finger in the pie, you have an interest in something.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Finger in the pie —   If you have a finger in the pie, you have an interest in something …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • finger in the pie —  1. Share of responsibility.  2. Interference in what is happening …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • have a finger in the pie — See: FINGER IN THE PIE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • have a finger in the pie — See: FINGER IN THE PIE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • a finger in the pie — A share in the doing of anything (often said of annoying meddling) • • • Main Entry: ↑finger a finger in the pie see under ↑finger • • • Main Entry: ↑pie …   Useful english dictionary

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