on the tapis


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on the tapis

Up for or under consideration. (Whence the still-current English idiom "on the carpet.") The issue of budget decreases remained on the tapis throughout the board meeting. We don't have time to discuss those issues, but don't worry, they'll be on the tapis the next time we meet.
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on the tapis

(of a subject) under consideration or discussion.
This expression is a partial translation of the French phrase sur le tapis , meaning literally ‘on the carpet’. A carpet in this context is a covering for a table rather than a floor, as indeed it is in the English idiom on the carpet. It refers to the covering of the council table around which a matter would be debated.
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on the tapis

Under consideration.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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