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not your cup of tea

This page is about the idiom not your cup of tea


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
a) wasn't all that excited b) was really excited c) looked very exciting

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey