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    tape the line

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence from the movie ”The Matrix”?

    This line is tapped, so I must be brief.
    tape the line = eavesdrop telephone call

    Telephone tapping describes the monitoring of telephone conversations by a third party, often by covert means

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: tape the line

    Yes, but you have types 'tape' instead of 'tap' I would be more likely to say 'the phone is tapped', though.

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