tap for

tap (one) for (something)

1. To select someone for some particular opportunity, especially to take up a specific role, position, or purpose. Often used in passive constructions. The decorated general has been tapped by the president for the position of Secretary of State. I can't believe the boss tapped me for the big promotion!
2. To ask one for something, especially money. He tapped his parents for $50 to cover the cost of the ticket. Every week, Janet taps me for a couple dollars. It has really started adding up!
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tap for

v.
To select someone for something, such as an appointment to an office: The mayor tapped his top aide for the position of communications director.
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And they saw their livelihood rejected by a young crop of Black dancers who viewed as demeaning the Hollywood portrayal of hoofers as butlers and buffoons, says Suzzanne Douglas, the 31-year-old actress who learned to tap for the film.
Meanwhile, minimize exposure by sticking to the "C" tap for drinking and cooking (let it run until it gets as cold as it's going to, which could take a few minutes if you haven't used any water or flushed a toilet for several hours).
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