tap someone for something

tap (one) for (something)

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!
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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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