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Not My Cup Of Tea

Happy Friday!
This weeks fun phrase is ” Not my cup of tea”

Meaning: A person, activity or proposal that doesn’t appeal to you or that you downright dislike.

History: One would suppose this was British and quite odd. Indeed, the British had the phrase “dish of tea” in the 17th century, always as something one enjoyed or looked forward to. The negative notion of something one doesn’t like seems quite recent. Sometimes, but less often, you hear the positive form: ” Now, that’s my cup of tea.”

 

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