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Difference between Have a hand for something and Have a hand in something

have a hand for something—be skilful at dealing with smth.:

  • A jockey must have a hand for all sorts of horses, and in the case of two and three year olds a very good hand it must be.

have a hand in something—(also: have a finger in something) be involved in smth.; play a role in smth.:

  • “It’s still murder.” “That’s what’s riding me,” he said. “I feel I almost had a hand in it.”