Meaning of have a finger in the pie in English:

have a finger in the pie

phrase

  • Be involved in a matter, especially in an annoyingly interfering way.

    • ‘After all, why should my boss (and for people working in government agencies the ‘boss’ is often the state) have a finger in the pie?’
    • ‘‘I have no doubt that someone in the institution has a finger in the pie,’ he said.’
    • ‘No doubt the Ministry of Health has had a finger in the pie.’