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cup of tea, one's

Something that is in accord with one's liking or taste. For example, Quiz shows are just my cup of tea, or Baseball is not her cup of tea. The origin of this metaphorical expression has been lost, but the positive version-"he's my cup of tea"-has been used since the late 1800 and the negative- not one's cup of tea-since the 1920s.
See also: cup, of
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At least he has an opinion Matt Chapman is not my cup of tea, but at least he has an opinion - unlike the gut-wrenching sycophancy of some.
It is not my cup of tea, but I do grow it in a flower border for its wonderful purple blooms.
It means, "OK, what you're doing is completely not my cup of tea, but please enjoy
While he says that "some of our men have been deeply touched" by events at the Airport Vineyard church, he himself attended and "it was not my cup of tea.
Living on pounds 65 a week, and spending nearly pounds 8 travelling to sign on, is certainly not my cup of tea.
He's not my cup of tea and I don't think I'm his cup of tea.
Creamfields - I went once about six years ago but it's definitely not my cup of tea.
Bowen It's not my cup of tea and I''d be mortified if my neighbours decided to do something similar but it seems these residents have all decided to show their support for England and have demonstrated a great community spirit.
I read about Man City and Liverpool's interest, but to be on the bench is not my cup of tea.
It's not my cup of tea, but if blokes want to see it, fair enough.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman'' is not my cup of tea, but it might be yours.
Liam's incredible to be in a band with but as a person he's not my cup of tea at all.
While Big Brother is not my cup of tea and I have no wish to see a middle-aged woman making a fool of herself, I think that asking for her to be eliminated takes the Orwellian aspect of the show too far and is, possibly, a tad harsh.
Joan Morley, 79, retired from Middlesbrough, said: "They are not my cup of tea but they are colourful and eyecatching.
Bruce, 82, added: "It's just not my cup of tea, I'm an old variety performer.