Definition of on tap in English:
1Ready to be poured from a tap.
- We didn't come across a single bar that didn't have at least ten different brews on tap.
- At 5 p.m., beginning this week, the bar menu starts, served upstairs in a cozy nook outfitted with a small bar, a handful of seats, a chalkboard menu, and beer on tap.
- While each restaurant carries the 110 beer minimum (30 on tap, 80 or more in bottles), no two menus are alike.
1.1 informal Freely available whenever needed.
- In the past the producer was simply required to make a batch of programmes in an integrated factory, within which a large range of back-up services were available on tap.
- This juxtaposition seems topsy-turvy: education should be on tap and drugs should be difficult to obtain.
- Whenever I feel everything's getting on top of me, I just pop in there and every kind of support and counselling is on tap.
1.2North American informal On schedule to occur.
- A major march is on tap for August 6 in Atlanta to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and to mobilize support for extension of some of the Act's provisions.
- Also on tap are the launch of a public diplomacy initiative to improve the U.S. image in the Muslim world and a possible trip to the Middle East.
- Regardless of how he fares on Friday, he has another fight on tap for the fall, though he's a bit less pumped up about that one.
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