cup of tea
Date: 1932 1. something one likes or excels in <
I see already that storytelling isn't my cup of tea — John Barth
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; also a person suited to one's taste 2. a thing to be reckoned with ; matter <
poltergeists are a different cup of tea — D. B. W. Lewis
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cup\ of\ tea — • cup of tea • dish of tea n. phr. informal 1. Something you enjoy or do well at; a special interest, or favorite occupation. Used with a possessive. You could always get him to go for a walk: hiking was just his cup of tea. Compare: down one s… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cup of tea — n. Informal 1. a favorite or well suited thing, activity, etc. [golf isn t his cup of tea] 2. a thing to be taken into consideration or account; matter: used esp. in the phrase a different cup of tea …   English World dictionary

  • cup of tea — noun a) A cup full of tea. Would you be a dear and get me a cup of tea, please? b) Whatever suits or interests one. Daytime television is not my cup of tea …   Wiktionary

  • cup of tea — also[dish of tea] {n. phr.}, {informal} 1. Something you enjoy or do well at; a special interest, or favorite occupation. Used with a possessive. * /You could always get him to go for a walk: hiking was just his cup of tea./ Compare: DOWN ONE S… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cup of tea — also[dish of tea] {n. phr.}, {informal} 1. Something you enjoy or do well at; a special interest, or favorite occupation. Used with a possessive. * /You could always get him to go for a walk: hiking was just his cup of tea./ Compare: DOWN ONE S… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cup of tea — n. something preferred or desired. (Often negative.) □ This drug scene stuff is just not my cup of tea. □ Driving children around all afternoon is not my cup of tea …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • cup of tea — noun an activity that you like or at which you are superior (Freq. 1) chemistry is not my cup of tea his bag now is learning to play golf marriage was scarcely his dish • Syn: ↑bag, ↑dish • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cup of tea — favorite activity, choice of entertainment    A holiday in the Yukon is not her cup of tea …   English idioms

  • cup of tea — np Something you like. Playing quoits on a Sunday afternoon is not quite my cup of tea. 1930s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • cup of tea — something one enjoys, special interest It s not really my cup of tea so I think I will stay home and not go to the art gallery …   Idioms and examples

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