not your cup of tea

This page is about the idiom not your cup of tea.

Meaning: If something is not your cup of tea, it's not what you like or what you're interested in.

For example:

  • Action movies aren't really my cup of tea. I prefer dramas and comedies, to be honest.

  • Karen knows all that new-age spiritual stuff isn't my cup of tea, so why would she give me a book on star signs and astrology for my birthday?

Quick Quiz:

Classical music isn't really Mary's cup of tea, so when I offered to take her to a concert of chamber music, she

a. wasn't all that excited

b. was really excited

c. looked very exciting

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Contributor: Matt Errey