Not My Cup Of Tea – An American Idiom English Lesson

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Not My Cup Of Tea
What does not my cup of tea mean? Here is the meaning of not my cup of tea. In American English, we tend to speak directly, except when we have to say something negative. If you don’t like something, an indirect and more polite way to mean “I don’t like it” is to say, “It’s not my cup of tea.” Keep in mind that we generally use this idiom when we talk about something that we don’t like and thus, we say, “it’s not my cup of tea.” It would be funny to say “It’s my cup of tea” if you like something.

  • Football is not my cup of tea, so I never watch it.
  • Jenny said that going to a classical concert is not her cup of tea.

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