Today’s idiom: “(not) my cup of tea”

13 Sep

Tea is the national drink of Britain. It is an important part of the culture, similar to vodka in Russia, or beer in Germany. It is a symbol of human warmth and satisfaction, and gives you a feeling that everything is ok. When you’re relaxing with a cup of tea, you can forget your problems for a while.

Let’s say that I invite you to come to a concert of classical music with me. If you like classical music very much, you could say “Great, that’s just my cup of tea!” In other words, it shows satisfaction or approval.

However, if you don’t like classical music, you could say “No thanks, that’s not my cup of tea”.



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