"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Not my cup of tea

If something is not your cup of tea, you don't like it very much.

The positive version -- "He's my cup of tea" - has apparently been used since the late 1800s and the negative -- "It's not one's cup of tea" -- since the 1920s.'


  1. Words, Words, Words, (and phrases) is definately my cup of tea!!

  2. Thank you, Shabby Girl and the fact that you so often comment is much appreciated!