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English definition of “have a finger in every pie”

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have a finger in every pie

to be involved in and have influence over many different activities, often in a way that people do not approve of
Translations of “have a finger in every pie”
in Chinese (Traditional) (常指不受歡迎地)凡事插手,到處幹預…
in Chinese (Simplified) (常指不受欢迎地)凡事插手,到处干预…
(Definition of have a finger in every pie from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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