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tap out

verb phrase

To lose all one's money, esp in a gambling game: ''It's tapping me out,'' he says

[1940s+ Gambling; perhaps fr having tapped everyone available for a loan and found none]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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