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Being laid off from a company, usually in one of several large rounds of layoffs. Generally refers to working in a cubicle and somebody from Human Resources comes up from behind, taps you, and asks if you've "got a minute" to talk in the conference room.
Did you hear? Bill and Al got tapped on the shoulder last week....
by SecondLook September 04, 2009

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