tab (one) for (something)

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tab (one) for (something)

To select, assign, or nominate one for some kind of position, role, activity, etc. Many believe they tabbed her for the position because of her connections to the banking world. The boss has tabbed Jack for an assignment in Bermuda.
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tab someone for something

to choose someone for something. The director tabbed Sam for a walk-on part. I wanted her to tab me for a part.
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tabbed

mod. well-dressed. (Streets.) She’s really tabbed in some nice threads.
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