have a finger in every pie

have a finger in every pie
have a finger in every pie
To have an involvement in many different affairs
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Main Entry:finger

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have a finger in every pie informal phrase
to be involved in a lot of different things
Thesaurus: to take part, or to become involvedsynonym
Main entry: finger

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be involved in a large and varied number of activities or enterprises

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have a finger in every ˈpie idiom
(informal) to be involved in a lot of different activities and have influence over them, especially when other people think that this is annoying
Main entry:fingeridiom

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  • have a finger in every pie —    If someone has a finger in every pie, they are involved in many activities.     For information about the activities in this town, you should talk to John Brown. He s got a finger in every pie …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • have a finger in every pie — to be involved in and have influence over many different activities, often in a way that other people do not approve of. You can t make a decision on any kind of funding without consulting him he has a finger in every pie …   New idioms dictionary

  • have a finger in every pie — informal to be involved in a lot of different things …   English dictionary

  • 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 — 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… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • have a finger in a/the pie — to have an interest or share in something a sharp talent agent who has a finger in nearly every pie in show business • • • Main Entry: ↑finger have a finger in a/the pie see ↑finger, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pie — S2 [paı] n [U and C] ↑filling, ↑pastry [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from pie magpie ( MAGPIE); because the different things in a pie are like the different things a magpie collects] 1.) fruit baked inside a ↑pastry covering slice/piece of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • finger — fin|ger1 W2S2 [ˈfıŋgə US ər] n ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑thumb ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of your hand)¦ 2 cross your fingers 3 not lift/raise a finger 4 put your finger on something 5 not lay a finger on somebody 6 have/keep your finger on the pulse (of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • finger — [[t]fɪ̱ŋgə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ fingers, fingering, fingered 1) N COUNT Your fingers are the four long thin parts at the end of each hand. → See also light fingered She suddenly held up a small, bony finger and pointed across the room... She ran her… …   English dictionary

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