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1. Literally, kept in a barrel or keg that is fitted with a tap and ready to be served. I love this bar, they have a lot of unique beers on tap.
2. By extension, immediately or readily available. We have a wide network of counselors and student advisors on tap should you ever need advice or someone to confide in.
3. Arranged, organized, or planned. We have a huge day of football games and commentary on tap for you today, so stay tuned!
1. Lit. having to do with beer served from a barrel or keg. Do you have any imported beers on tap here? I like beer on tap. The canned stuff tastes funny to me.
2. Fig. immediately available. I have just the kind of person you're talking about on tap. The cook has any kind of food you might want on tap.
Available for immediate use, ready, as in We have two more trumpeters on tap for the parade. This metaphoric expression alludes to a beverage such as beer that is ready to be drawn from a cask. [Mid-1800s]
1. If something is on tap, it is easily available. Because of their close links with the university, these local businesses have a wealth of knowledge on tap. The advantage of group holidays is company on tap but time alone if you want it.
2. If an event or activity is on tap, it has been arranged to happen very soon. More military and medical experiments are on tap for Atlantis astronauts today. It's Detroit against Chicago and Dallas against Pittsburgh in the two pro football games on tap this afternoon. Note: If drink such as beer is available on tap, it is kept in a barrel fitted with a tap, so it can be used as required.
on tap1 ready to be poured from a tap. 2 freely available whenever needed. informal 3 on schedule to happen or occur. North American informal
(be) on ˈtap(be) ready and available for immediate use: I’ve got plenty of people on tap to help us if we need them.
1. mod. having to do with beer sold from a barrel or keg. Do you have any imported beers on tap here?
2. mod. immediately available. I have just the kind of person you’re talking about on tap.