I'll need a couple of days to tee it up

I’ve just learned a new phrasal verb: to tee something up meaning to arrange something, get something done as in “I’ll need a couple of days to tee it up, make sure there’s no red flags”. How often do you use the phrase?

1 Like

I have not heard this usage before. I assume it comes from the golf term. To “tee up” means to place the golf ball on the tee. So it is preparing to drive the ball. It makes sense that someone might use the term to prepare for other things.

“Tee time” is the appointed or reserved time to start the game.


Only when playing golf.

1 Like