tap up

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tap up

  1. (transitive, Britain) To make a specific approach to a person considered to be suitable for a professional position.
    In earlier years, the intelligence services would often recruit agents by tapping them up.
  2. (transitive, Britain, soccer) to make an approach to a player, under contract to another club, in order to attempt to negotiate a transfer

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