not one's cup of tea


not one's cup of tea
not one's cup of tea
Fig. not one's choice or preference. (Used to describe an activity you do not enjoy. Can sound somewhat affected.) •

You three visit the museum without me. Looking at fussy old paintings is not my cup of tea.

Going to church, Mary said, was not her cup of tea.

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See: CUP OF TEA.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • not\ one's\ cup\ of\ tea — See: cup of tea …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not one's cup of tea — not something one enjoys …   English contemporary dictionary

  • not one's cup of tea — informal not what one likes or is interested in. → cup …   English new terms dictionary

  • not one's cup of tea — Phrs. Not really to one s taste …   English slang and colloquialisms

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