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I am not a native speaker, in a business environment, I saw my American colleagues use this term often in MS-Outlook (setting up meetings) and e-mails. For example, it might appear in a meeting notice's subject line:

Tag up on Project-X

Is this equivalent to "catch up on something"?

What troubles me is that I can't even find this term anywhere in online dictionaries. And this looks so popular that I feel shame/shy to ask. Could anybody share with me some links from where I can catch up on these popular jargon? Thank you

  • It means more like let’s get together to get or make sure we stay aligned on something. – Jim Sep 30 '17 at 3:25
  • It would be helpful if you could tell us more of the context. If you google "tag up" you'll get information re: baseball terminology that may explain how your colleagues are using it. – Xanne Sep 30 '17 at 3:25
  • @Daniel: Does my answer make sense to you in terms of how you've seen this used? – Xanne Sep 30 '17 at 9:23
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"tag up" is a baseball metaphor. Tagging up is "touching base," as in "let's touch base on our overseas marketing strategy before our trip to Europe."

Converted to a noun, a "tag up" is a meeting to touch base about something to ensure that everyone's starting from the same place--that is, has the same understanding of the approach being taken.

From Wikipedia: Tag up

In baseball, to tag up is for a baserunner to retouch or remain on their starting base (the time-of-pitch base) until (after) the ball either lands in fair territory or is first touched by a fielder. By rule, baserunners must tag up when a fly ball is caught in flight by a fielder.

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