tap someone for something

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 someone (for something)

tv. to select someone for some purpose or position. The committee tapped John to run for Congress.
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