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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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  • At length, having cleaned everything that was cleanable, she prepared a cup-of-tea, which she drank standing.

    Mrs. Bindle Hebert Jenkins
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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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