cup of tea, one's

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cup of tea

1. Something one prefers, desires, enjoys, or cares about. Often used in the negative to mean the opposite. I invited you because I thought long-distance cycling was your cup of tea. When I found out that reading wasn't his cup of tea, I knew that there wasn't much of a relationship in store between us.
2. Something to be addressed or managed. She did finish all of her chores, but her homework is another cup of tea altogether.
See also: cup, of, tea

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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To vary this 24 million times would necessitate adding everything from eye of newt to toe of frog which is not my cup of tea.
I didn't enjoy Premier League if I'm honest, they're not my cup of tea really and these are.
I have even tried vegetarian beefburgers, sausages and sausage rolls, but they are not my cup of tea.
I have even tried vegetarian "beefburgers, sausages and sausage rolls" but they are not my cup of tea.
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I don't really see the point in it Lorraine Rothwell I don't go not my cup of tea Matt Charles Master
It's not my cup of tea, but it's a fun show if you like that sort of thing.
It's not my cup of tea but I'm in awe of it as a structure, a truly amazing sight as it sailed into Southampton and dwarfed everything for miles.
Although Britney is not my cup of tea, for the money we paid for the tickets I thought I would at least see a spectacular perfor1mance.
After Cosa Beoga's performance she said: "Shock, horror we have more of the same from Daithi, I can't find fault with these guys, they did a brilliant job but this is not my cup of tea at all.
I am crippled on one side from a stroke, and the other hand--my strong side--has arthritis, so bigbore guns are not my cup of tea.
Dear Editor, I basically agree with Christopher Morley's review (of Bruckener's Third), though the Clarinet Concerto, albeit brilliantly played, was not my cup of tea.
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