cup of tea

noun
a task, topic, person, or object well-suited to a person's experience, taste, or liking.

Origin:
1905–10

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cup of tea definition


  1. n.
    something preferred or desired. (Often negative.) : Driving children around all afternoon is not my cup of tea.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
In the time it takes your computer to boot up, you can probably make some toast
  or a cup of tea before the thing is ready to use.
They're allowed to say that it isn't their cup of tea, or that they found it
  heavy going.
Its owners may have gone to the kitchen to make a cup of tea or to the toilet.
Visitors, including his tailor, are almost always offered a cup of tea.
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