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tapped out


out of money or another resources, such as energy's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • The story was snapped over the wires as the bent fingers of the operator at Robertson tapped out the facts.

  • Quickly he tapped out a copy of the strange, taunting message.

    Murder at Bridge Anne Austin
  • He followed her across the corridor and into a tube portal, watched as she tapped out a setting.

    Lion Loose James H. Schmitz
  • Brander chuckled softly; he tapped out his pipe in his palm and tossed the glowing ember over the rail.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • Fanny was the first to reappear, and, whilst waiting for her sister, she tapped out a new music-hall melody on the piano.

    In the Year of Jubilee George Gissing
  • Nervously, at very slow speed, she tapped out in Morse code that the train had been washed off the track.

    Hoofbeats on the Turnpike Mildred A. Wirt
  • Tom grinned and tapped out a command on the keyboard: Move backward.

Slang definitions & phrases for tapped out

tapped out

adjective phrase

  1. Penniless; broke, tap city: Tapped out, a bank goes under/ the tapped-out underdog he is supposed to be (1940s+ Gambling)
  2. Exhausted; frazzled, pooped: thought he looked terrible, haggard, pale, tapped out (1940s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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