cup of tea


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cup of tea

n. something preferred or desired. (Often negative.) Driving children around all afternoon is not my cup of tea.
See also: cup, of, tea

cup of tea

1. Something that one excels in or enjoys: Opera is not my cup of tea.
2. A matter to be reckoned or dealt with: Recreational sport is relaxing. Professional sport is another cup of tea altogether.
See also: cup, of, tea
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John used to go there for his cup of tea in the mornings most days as I did.
Orders came through mobile calls or texts and she delivered to their houses, often over a cup of tea.
Having Sharon as my mentor is amazing; she gave me a massive hug and even made me a cup of tea.
Mohannad Shaatf, a graduate from Palestine, said that while having a cup of tea in your car was always enjoyable for him and his friends, the trip down was also a good way to waste some time between classes.
PC Dan Fenn said: "It was quite disturbing for the elderly gentleman to walk into his kitchen and find a stranger, who then had the audacity to ask for a cup of tea.
Having a cup of tea is the traditional way to soothe someone who may be feeling low or upset but there are many ingredients in the drink that can work as stress busters.
THE jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering his wife after they argued over a cup of tea, will continue trying to reach a verdict at Swansea Crown Court today.
It also took slightly longer to darken and needs a bit more coaxing and stirring to get that perfect cuppa, but the end result is a good, strong cup of tea, packed full of flavour.
While they worked, I heated water, and students would periodically take a break and partake of a cup of tea.
After riding out, he discusses the horses with the owners and Jonjo, has a cup of tea with two sugars and maybe a piece of toast (if he's not watching his weight for a ride later in the day).
Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit, said: "A quintessentially British tea party is just my cup of tea and a really easy and fun way to raise money for sick children.
Researchers have proved what generations of Britons already believed; having a cup of tea helps in a crisis.
THIS month's Father Ted festival has been moved to a bigger venue because it's hosting an attempt to build the world's biggest cup of tea.
One cup of tea contains only 50mg per 190ml cup compared to around 100mg for a cup of brewed coffee.
Susie, whose trademark in the house was her non-stop call for a brew, said: "I always have a cup of tea by my side.