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

"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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.