have a hand in


: to be involved in (something)
She had a hand in designing the new highway.
Did he have a hand in this decision?

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Recent Examples on the Web The Oscar winner did, however, have a hand in the creation of what’s elegantly placed on a luxe tray in front of her: a three-piece Chopard high jewelry set comprising a necklace, earrings and oversized ring (all one of a kind) featuring emeralds, turquoise and rubellite gemstones. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Mar. 2024 The students would audition for parts, work in the backstage crew and even have a hand in creating the sets, lighting and sound effects, her son said. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 21 Jan. 2024 Several groups with varying levels of jurisdiction have a hand in operating the Walk of Fame, including the City Council, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood Historic Trust. Caroline Petrow-Cohen, Los Angeles Times, 27 Dec. 2023 Did Kate Middleton’s mom really have a hand in her daughter dating William? Brande Victorian, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Dec. 2023 Not that Murdoch hasn’t tried to have a hand in how those bundles come together. WIRED, 21 Sep. 2023 For investors, now is a crucial time to identify the key players in the market who will have a hand in growing the medical market after consolidation — and will be positioned as the first move once the whole value chain is legalized in the long term. Niklas Kouparanis, Rolling Stone, 27 Oct. 2023 The Senior Copy Editor will have a hand in both steps of 538’s editing process: story-editing and copy-editing. Nathaniel Rakich, ABC News, 5 Oct. 2023 Hines and John have since ditched the head-pitmaster approach in favor of a collective model, in which a number of folks now have a hand in the barbecue. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 3 July 2023

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“Have a hand in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20a%20hand%20in. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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