have (someone) taped

idiom

British, informal
: to completely understand (someone) : to know how to deal with (someone)
She has him taped.

Examples of have (someone) taped in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the show continued production through the week — even as Barrymore’s peers criticized her decision — until Barrymore’s statement Sunday; while new episodes have taped, the shows apparently won’t air — if ever — until the conclusion of the strike. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 17 Sep. 2023 Birmingham police have taped off an area at Springville Landing apartments, which is not far from Huffman High School. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 5 Dec. 2022 Animal control officers have taped off the surrounding area to prevent onlookers from startling the seal away from his path back to the ocean, according to a statement from Beverly Animal Control. Bailey Allen, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Sep. 2022 The Golf Channel will have taped coverage from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and 2 to 5 a.m. Sunday. Kendra Meinert, USA TODAY, 8 July 2022 Even the guys at the used tire shop across the street have taped a few tracks at Inner Ear, swapping their studio time for work on Zientara’s Camry. Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2021 Workers have taped off groups of four seats to maintain distance between parties, and every other row in the stadium will be blocked off. ExpressNews.com, 29 Dec. 2020 Some gyms have taped off lockers to restrict usage, but the more prevalent scenario will be facilities that have completely shut down locker rooms, shower and laundry services. Rusty Simmons, SFChronicle.com, 27 June 2020 For decades scientists have taped electrodes onto people’s scalps to record their brain activity and create a readout called an electroencephalogram, or EEG. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 24 Mar. 2019

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