cup of tea

noun phrase
1 : something one likes or excels in
  • I see already that storytelling isn't my cup of tea
  • —John Barth
also : a person suited to one's taste
2 : a thing to be reckoned with : matter
  • poltergeists are a different cup of tea
  • —D. B. W. Lewis

First Known Use of cup of tea

1932

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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