dish\ of\ tea

• cup of tea
• dish of tea
n. phr. informal
1. Something you enjoy or do well at; a special interest, or favorite occupation. Used with a possessive.

You could always get him to go for a walk: hiking was just his cup of tea.

Compare: down one's alley
2. Something to think about; thing; matter.

That's another cup of tea.

Compare: kettle of fish

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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