have a finger in a/the/every pie

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of have a finger in a/the/every pie

:to have an interest or share in something
  • a sharp talent agent who has a finger in nearly every pie in show business

Word by Word Definitions

finger play
  1. : any of the five terminating members of the hand : a digit of the forelimb

  2. : something that resembles a finger

  3. : a part of a glove into which a finger is inserted

  1. : to touch or feel with the fingers

  2. : to play (a musical instrument) with the fingers

  3. : to play (notes, chords, etc.) with a specific fingering

every play
  1. : being each individual or part of a group without exception

  2. : being each in a series or succession

  3. : being all taken severally

pie play
  1. : magpie

  1. : a meat dish baked with biscuit or pastry crust — compare potpie

  2. : a dessert consisting of a filling (as of fruit or custard) in a pastry shell or topped with pastry or both

  3. : affair, business

  1. : less common spelling of pi

  2. : type that is spilled or mixed

  3. : a pi character or matrix


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