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  • n. A tap or a slap on a device in a way to either make it work correctly again, or break it completely. For example, hitting a TV to get its reception back, or hitting a jukebox back to life.

Etymologies

The phrase became popular in the Second Industrial Revolution, when sometimes vacuum tubes or soldered connections would become loose. (Wiktionary)

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