someone's cup of tea

Definition of someone's cup of tea

:something that someone likes or is good at usually used in negative statements
  • I'm afraid that skiing just is not my cup of tea.
  • She admits that stamp collecting isn't everyone's cup of tea.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

cup play
  1. : an open usually bowl-shaped drinking vessel

  2. : a drinking vessel and its contents

  3. : the consecrated wine of the Communion

  1. : to treat by cupping

  2. : to curve into the shape of a cup

  3. : to place in or as if in a cup

tea play
  1. : a widely cultivated shrub (Camellia sinensis of the family Theaceae, the tea family) native to China, northern India, and southeastern Asia and having glossy green leaves and fragrant white flowers

  2. : the leaves, leaf buds, and internodes of the tea plant prepared for use in beverages usually by immediate curing by heat or by such curing following a period of fermentation

  3. : an aromatic beverage prepared from tea leaves by soaking them in boiling water


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