on tap

on tap
phrasal 1. ready to be drawn from a large container (as a cask or keg) <
ale on tap
2. broached or furnished with a tap 3. on hand ; available <
services instantly on tap — Hugh Dwan
4. coming up <
other matches on tap — H. W. Wind

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • On tap — Tap Tap, n. [AS. t[ae]ppa, akin to D. tap, G. zapfen, OHG. zapfo, Dan. tap, Sw. tapp, Icel. tappi. Cf. {Tampion}, {Tip}.] 1. A hole or pipe through which liquor is drawn. [1913 Webster] 2. A plug or spile for stopping a hole pierced in a cask, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on tap — ➔ tap * * * on tap INFORMAL ► available for use at any time: »With the internet, firms have all this information on tap. ► US ready or likely to happen at a future date: »Many investors are worried about what s on tap when …   Financial and business terms

  • on tap — 1) if a liquid or gas is on tap, it can be taken from a pipe or container using a tap We have lemonade on tap at the bar. 2) easily available The Internet makes it possible to have all kinds of information on tap at any time. 3) American informal …   English dictionary

  • on tap —    If something is on tap, it is easily obtained or available for immediate use, like water from a tap.     You can find a multitude of useful resources on tap on the internet …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • on tap — 1) beers on tap Syn: on draft, from barrels, cask conditioned 2) informal trained staff are on tap Syn: on hand, at hand, available, ready, handy, accessible, standing by …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • on tap — available from the tap on a keg of beer or ale    There was a red neon sign in the window: COLD BEER ON TAP …   English idioms

  • on tap — available and ready to use. Working in a library, I have all this information on tap …   New idioms dictionary

  • on tap — 1》 ready to be poured from a tap.     ↘informal freely available whenever needed. 2》 N. Amer. informal on schedule to occur. → tap …   English new terms dictionary

  • on tap — adjective a) Available directly from the barrel by way of a tap. b) Readily available; ready for use …   Wiktionary

  • on tap — idi a) ready to be drawn and served, as liquor from a cask b) furnished with a tap or cock, as a barrel of liquor c) inf ready for immediate use; available …   From formal English to slang

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