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not one's cup of tea

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not one's cup of tea
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Date: Feb 16 2012

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I could try to play more good guy parts, but it’s not my cup of tea.”

- Actor Mark Wahlberg on playing a bad boy in most of his movies. (Us Weekly)

“我可以尝试扮演更多正面角色,但这并不是我的擅长。”
- 演员马克·沃尔伯格 (Mark Wahlberg) 谈论在其大多数电影中出演反面角色。

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

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not one’s preference, not something one really enjoys

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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The British love their tea. So it isn’t surprising to hear an English expression that uses tea. And it’s not just the British who use the expression not my cup of tea. Even though most Americans prefer coffee over tea, they’ll still say something is not their cup of tea if they don’t like it. An American might even say that tea is not his cup of tea!

Since many English people love tea, a cup of tea came to mean something pleasant and enjoyable. So something that is not your cup of tea is something that you don’t find enjoyable. It’s something you do not like or prefer.

The actor Mark Wahlberg may not be a tea drinker, but he still uses the expression not my cup of tea to talk about the kind of characters he prefers playing in movies. Wahlberg doesn’t like playing characters who are too perfect or nice. That’s just not his cup of tea. He would rather play bad boys or tough guys. You could say the characters he likes to play aren’t like tea at all, because they aren’t pleasant, easy-going or cozy. They’re more like a strong shot of whiskey.

What kinds of movies, hobbies, activities or foods are not your cup of tea?

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Baseball is not my cup of tea. I’d rather watch basketball.”

“Mark needs to lose weight, but exercising is not his cup of tea.”

“Some people like musicals, but they are not my cup of tea.”

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1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Something that's not in accord with one's liking or taste.
作者 candycandice
goodmahsa not one's chosen or preferred thing
作者 goodmahsa
Fateme.A "It's not my cup of tea" means "I don't like it."
作者 Fateme.A
Buttafly Something not to your liking. You could also say: "It's not my thing"
作者 Buttafly
Julissita It is not my favorite thing to do.
作者 Julissita

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Staisy

Staisy

Russian Federation

Simoroshka, there is  an old expression  ” tea  and sugar to you ” ( чай да сахар  вам !). Guests  told it on  entering into the room, in case when hosts were drinking tea  at that moment.  This  expression  is not common now.

07:32 PM May 20 2014 |

indah said

indah said

Indonesia

and also in Indonesia say : “lier”, It’s not my cup of tea means “I don’t like it.”

12:35 PM Feb 26 2012 |

khaethe

khaethe

Philippines

in other words it’s not my doing or type.. like “married man isnt my cup of tea”

02:21 PM Feb 21 2012 |

^_^yan

^_^yan

China

is my cup of tea here ? haha

01:09 PM Feb 21 2012 |

Serenini

Serenini

Brazil

Well, I guess what we say here in Brazil is: it’s not my beach!
Hehehe…
This can also mean something is not your speciality, you are not exactly an expert in something. 
:) 

02:25 AM Feb 21 2012 |

simoroshka

simoroshka

Russian Federation

Russians are fond of tea too, but I don’t remember any expressions with it.. 


08:27 PM Feb 19 2012 |

Abdu Elkhalike

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

hello every body


 

02:19 PM Feb 19 2012 |

narges

narges

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

movies : eh, horror , fighting and science fiction !!!! i hate these kinda movies,
foods: ANY mixed foods that i cant see the ingredients, and some sea foods, .....
hobbies: chess, play video games, ....
but my cup of teas are:
movie: romance, psycoligical, .... /food: sone foods which contains noodles, beans, vegtabeles,.... /hobbies: surfing on the net, reading book, /activities:hanging out with friends, going to art galleries, going to cafes,parks,cinemas, .....

09:52 PM Feb 18 2012 |

TranceSoul

TranceSoul

Poland

In Poland we say: “It’s not my fairy story” :)


Sience fiction movies; rap music;alkohol on every party;dating a diffrent guy every day;-these things are not my cup of tea.

08:49 PM Feb 18 2012 |

foxing

foxing

China

break up is not my cup of teaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

12:26 PM Feb 18 2012 |

nfrtary

nfrtary

Egypt

my hobbies like reading. writing and drwaing are my cup of tea 


i`d rather walking . chill out  and outing with my friend.


my movies comedy , romantic , action and horror are my cup of tea but drama not my cup of tea.


12:38 AM Feb 17 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Merrily, Merrily life is but a dream..


yeah! Butta that’s all day dreaming.


Tongue out


 

09:48 PM Feb 16 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

no airplane I’ll be coming rowing a canoe


:)

09:44 PM Feb 16 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

I’ve never been to germany , Butta


: )

09:39 PM Feb 16 2012 |

friendlover

Turkey

It was nice to join you. I have a bus to catch early in the morning.


Nice chat to you

09:37 PM Feb 16 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

and some nice cleavage on  a platter


: )

09:35 PM Feb 16 2012 |

friendlover

Turkey

Buttafly, now it’s all about chance right? We have some reasons to stay.


In fact Turkey is a warm country. But I live in the coldest place. My luck!

09:32 PM Feb 16 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

I thought all German drank


they have this signature pitcher in the shape of a boot, that looks creepy


 

09:31 PM Feb 16 2012 |

friendlover

Turkey

I have never tasted beer but I also don’t like its smeel and look.


I am sure I would like its taste too.

09:29 PM Feb 16 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

yeah some beers taste like donkey urine : )


that’s why I drink more scotch than Beers


 

09:28 PM Feb 16 2012 |

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