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play phone tag

To engage in a series of telephone calls with another person in which each time one party calls, the other is not available to answer. Hi Mary, just leaving you another message. We've been playing a bit of phone tag today, huh? Just give me a call back whenever you get this, thanks!
See also: phone, play, tag

phone tag

A series of telephone calls made between two people in which each time one party calls, the other is not available to answer. Hi Mary, just leaving you another message. We've had a bit of phone tag today, huh? Just give me a call back whenever you get this, thanks!
See also: phone, tag

play telephone tag

To engage in a series of telephone calls with another person in which each time one party calls, the other is not available to answer. Hi Mary, just leaving you another message. We've been playing a bit of telephone tag today, huh? Just give me a call back whenever you get this, thanks!
See also: play, tag, telephone

telephone tag

A series of telephone calls made between two people in which each time one party calls, the other is not available to answer. Hi Mary, just leaving you another message. We've had a bit of telephone tag today, huh? Just give me a call back whenever you get this, thanks!
See also: tag, telephone

tag along (after someone)

 and tag along (behind someone)
to follow along after someone; to go along with someone. The family dog tagged along after the children wherever they went. Can I tag along? Do you mind if I tag along behind you?
See also: tag

tag someone out

[in baseball] to touch with the ball, and thereby put someone out. The shortstop tagged the runner out and retired the side. He tagged out the runner.
See also: out, tag

tag along (with somebody/something)

to follow or go with a person or group when you were not invited Do you mind if I tag along? I'd like to see the show at the museum too. We don't want any kids to tag along with us today.
See also: tag

tag along

v.
To follow after; accompany: If you're going to the mall, do you mind if I tag along? My sister tagged along with me to the beach.
See also: tag

tag on

v.
To add or append something: She tagged an extra paragraph on the letter. Before sending the package, he tagged on a little note.
See also: on, tag

tag out

v. Baseball
To touch some base runner with the ball in order to put that player out: The shortstop tagged out the runner at second. I tagged the player out and ended the inning.
See also: out, tag

tag up

v. Baseball
To return to and touch a base with one foot before running to the next base after a fielder has caught a fly ball: The runner ran back, tagged up at first base, and then continued on to second.
See also: tag, up

tag

1. n. a name. Everybody knows that tag well.
2. n. euphoria from drug use; a drug rush. The tag from this mojo is something to behold.
3. n. a car license plate or sticker. Don’t forget to get a new tag for this year.
4. n. a blow to the body in boxing. Wilbur landed another tag to the right shoulder before the gong sounded.
5. tv. to punch someone in boxing. The guy tagged him back right in the gut.
6. tv. (in baseball) to touch a runner with the baseball. Wilbur tagged the runner and fell flat on his face.
7. n. the coda or ending section of a piece of music. Now, I want everybody to slow down and watch me on the tag.
8. tv. to charge someone with a crime; to identify and arrest a criminal. The cop tagged him with the bank caper immediately.
9. tv. to mark something with spray paint; to paint something with graffiti. Our guys tagged the school walls last night.
10. n. the painted signature of a graffiti artist. Jeb puts somebody else’s tag on his worst work.

toe tag

tv. to kill someone. (Bodies in the morgue are identified by tags on their big toes.) Man, you treat me that way one more time and I’m gonna toe tag you!
See also: tag, toe
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