Definition of on tap in English:

on tap

  • 1Ready to be poured from a tap: the hard water most of us have on tap
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    • 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.
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    on draught, cask-conditioned, real-ale, from barrels, not bottled/canned
  • 1.1 informal Freely available whenever needed: trained staff are on tap from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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    • 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.
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  • 1.2North American informal On schedule to occur: the first space walk is on tap for December
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    • 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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