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teacup

[tee-kuhp] /ˈtiˌkʌp/
noun
1.
a cup in which tea is served, usually of small or moderate size.
2.
Idioms
3.
tempest in a teacup / teapot, a disturbance or uproar about little or nothing:
The fight over who should become the next assistant treasurer of the organization is just a tempest in a teacup.
Also, storm in a teacup.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; tea + cup
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teacup

/ˈtiːˌkʌp/
noun
1.
a cup out of which tea may be drunk, larger than a coffee cup
2.
Also called teacupful. the amount a teacup will hold, about four fluid ounces
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