cup of tea


noun

a task, topic, person, or object well-suited to a person's experience, taste, or liking.

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Origin of cup of tea

First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for cup of tea

  • At length, having cleaned everything that was cleanable, she prepared a cup-of-tea, which she drank standing.

    Mrs. Bindle|Hebert Jenkins