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cup of tea

a task, topic, person, or object well-suited to a person's experience, taste, or liking.
Origin of cup of tea
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cup of tea
  • 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.
  • Stevia might be fine if it's used twice a day in a cup of tea.
  • Maybe the lights are off and there's a cup of tea on the table by your side.
  • After such exertion, one deserves a morning cup of tea.
  • He even makes a cup of tea artful: he brews a sea-green flower, which opens up in hot water.
  • He believes every cup of tea should be an adventure.
  • Stroll through the themed display gardens, enjoy a cup of tea on the patio and watch as the hummingbirds feast on the flowers.
Slang definitions & phrases for cup of tea

cup of tea

noun phrase

One's special taste, predilection, etc; thing: Harlem is his forte and his dish of tea (1920s+ British)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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