not your cup of tea

not your cup of tea

not what you like or are interested in - informal


in your cups

while drunk – informal

IN your cups is now used mainly to mean drunk. But in former times the phrase could also mean during a drinking bout. Either could be intended in the passage in the Apocrypha regarding the strength of wine : And when they are in their cups, they forget their love both to friends and brethren and a little after draw out swords (1 Esdras 3 : 22).

1948 - Vladimir Nabokov - Letter - I have received your letter and can only excuse its contents by assuming that you were in your cups when you wrote it.

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