involvement(redirected from involvements)
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finger in the pie See MEDDLESOMENESS.
in the swim Actively involved in current affairs or social activities, in the middle or thick of things; abreast of the current popular trends in fashion, business, society, politics; in the know; also the opposite, out of the swim.
The second category of companies is usually so managed that the originators do pretty well out of it whether those of the shareholders who are not “in the swim” gain a profit or lose their capital. (The Graphic, November, 1884)
In angling a swim is that part of a river much frequented by fish, and consequently that in which an angler fishes. Figurative use of this expression dates from the 19th century.
a piece of the action Active, and usually remunerative, involvement in any undertaking; a share in the profits, a piece of the pie; personal and immediate participation in any activity. Webster’s 6,000 cites Charlie Frick:
Guys … rubbing their hands slowly together with dollar signs in their eyes.… Managers and agents and producers and all the others that had a piece of the action.
a piece of the pie See ALLOCATION.
|Noun||1.||involvement - the act of sharing in the activities of a group; "the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities"|
group action - action taken by a group of people
commitment - an engagement by contract involving financial obligation; "his business commitments took him to London"
intervention, intercession - the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.); "it occurs without human intervention"
group participation - participation by all members of a group
|2.||involvement - a connection of inclusion or containment; "he escaped involvement in the accident"; "there was additional involvement of the liver and spleen"|
connection, connexion, connectedness - a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it); "there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"
implication - a relation implicated by virtue of involvement or close connection (especially an incriminating involvement); "he was suspected of implication in several robberies"
|3.||involvement - a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something; "an interest in music"|
enthusiasm - a lively interest; "enthusiasm for his program is growing"
concern - something that interests you because it is important or affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"
|4.||involvement - a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship|
sexual relationship - a relationship involving sexual intimacy
|5.||involvement - the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)|
a demonstration against US involvement in Vietnam → una manifestación contra la intervención estadounidense en Vietnam
student involvement in campus affairs → la participación de los estudiantes en los asuntos universitarios
I knew of his past involvement with drugs → sabía que en el pasado había estado metido en drogas
involvement in → implication dans
parental involvement in education → l'implication des parents dans l'éducation
greater parental involvement in education → une plus forte implication des parents dans l'éducation
involvement with → implication avec
She disliked his involvement with the group → Elle désapprouvait son implication avec le groupe.
Ben has always felt a deep involvement with animals → Ben a toujours ressenti un profond désir de s'impliquer avec les animaux. romantic involvement