Posted by Bob on August 26, 2000
In Reply to: Have a say in posted by ESC on August 26, 2000
: : : What does this phrase mean
: : Contribute an opinion
: I think it also implies one's opinion has "weight" -- the person's opinion is considered when a decision is made. "Grandmother had a say in where we went to school."
Yes. Especially when you hear "she ought to have a say in this ..." It's an opinion that counts.