One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be involved in a large and varied number of activities or enterprises.
- ‘They had a finger in every pie in their former colony and their atomic energy commission controlled the country's mines.’
- ‘He has a finger in every pie - dance, karathe, spiral sword, origami, mimicry, silambam, painting and acting.’
- ‘I know you have a finger in every pie, my friend.’
- ‘This may have been true in the days of the licence-permit raj, when the government had a finger in every pie.’
- ‘Indian Americans seem to have a finger in every pie, from Mars to Mass Transit.’
- ‘He said: ‘It has been characteristic of the company as long as anyone can remember that it has had to have a finger in every pie.’’
- ‘His thumbprint is everywhere; he had a finger in every pie.’
- ‘His daughter-in-law explained: ‘Chris was a real live wire and had a finger in every pie.’’
- ‘They have a finger in every pie, from Columbian drug lords to Caucasian oilfields to the jungles of the Philippines.’
- ‘But Nicholas, despite an almost maniacal attachment to the idea of duty and zeal, was only human; he insisted on having a finger in every pie but had only ten fingers like everybody else.’
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