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    #1

    tap out

    Hello,
    Here is the situation>
    In the past 3 months, he has missed a lot of work. To date, he has fully tapped out (?) all of his PTO (paid time off vacation, sick).
    My question is: Is the verb expression tap out in this example the synonym of spend, use up, or run out of?
    Thank you.

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    Re: tap out

    Yes. If something is tapped out it is empty. Like an empty beer keg.

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    Re: tap out

    Thank you.
    In addition, I would like to know why they used the Present Perfect instead of the Past Simple in sentence 'In the past 3 months, he has missed a lot of work.' as they mentioned past time here as last year, last week...

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    #4

    Re: tap out

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Yes. If something is tapped out it is empty. Like an empty beer keg.
    Do you mean an empty belly or barrel, or it depends on a (the?) context?

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    Re: tap out

    Quote Originally Posted by Liudmyla View Post
    Thank you.
    In addition, I would like to know why they used the Present Perfect instead of the Past Simple in sentence 'In the past 3 months, he has missed a lot of work.' as they mentioned past time here as last year, last week...
    The present perfect is correct, "In the past three months..." refers to a period of time, not a fixed point like "last week". Think of "In" as meaning "During" in that context.

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