On the tapis
Tapis Ta"pis, n. [F. See {Tapestry}.] Tapestry; formerly, the cover of a council table. [1913 Webster]

{On the tapis}, or {Upon the tapis}, on the table, or under consideration; as, to lay a motion in Parliament on the tapis. [1913 Webster]


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  • on the tapis — (ˈ)ta|pē, (ˈ)tä|pē, ˈtāpə̇s, ˈtapə̇s adverb (or adjective) Etymology: trans. of F sur le tapis archaic : under consideration two more large jobs on the tapis J.D.Beresford another wedding is on the tapis D.D.Martin …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the tapis — phrasal under consideration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • on the tapis — idi under consideration or discussion …   From formal English to slang

  • on the carpet — adverb (or adjective) 1. : under consideration or deliberation he nodded and asked was there something fresh on the carpet F.W.Crofts 2. : before an authority for censure or reproof called a salesman on the carpet and reprimanded him for not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Upon the tapis — Tapis Ta pis, n. [F. See {Tapestry}.] Tapestry; formerly, the cover of a council table. [1913 Webster] {On the tapis}, or {Upon the tapis}, on the table, or under consideration; as, to lay a motion in Parliament on the tapis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blame it on the moon — Call Off the Search ██████████ …   Wikipédia en Français

  • be on the carpet — Be under consideration, be upon the tapis …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • be upon the tapis — Be under consideration, be on the carpet …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Tapis — Ta pis, n. [F. See {Tapestry}.] Tapestry; formerly, the cover of a council table. [1913 Webster] {On the tapis}, or {Upon the tapis}, on the table, or under consideration; as, to lay a motion in Parliament on the tapis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tapis — /tap ee, tap is, ta pee /, n., pl. tapis. 1. Obs. a carpet, tapestry, or other covering. 2. on the tapis, under consideration or discussion: A new housing development for that area is on the tapis. [1485 95; < MF; OF tapiz Gk tapétion little… …   Universalium

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