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    cup of tea

    Dear all,

    Prisoner are escaping. They hit a warden. Then, one of them says:
    "The dog is next. That's more you a cup of tea"

    What is the meaing of "That's more you a cup of tea"?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: cup of tea

    You've misheard, or someone else has mis-transcribed. If you say 'that's more your cup of tea' you mean 'you like/prefer/are trained or specialized in/have a gift for... it'.

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    Afterthought: Was that script from the series Porridge? If so Mr McKay's accent (the warder - he's from Scotland) would begin to explain this mishearing. In his accent, 'your' is more like [jyʁ] (perhaps with extreme trilling on the 'r'); and it would be easy to misinterpret this as meaning /ju: ǝ/. In fact, the warder might have been a Scot even if it wasn't that series!

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    Re: cup of tea

    It's an idiom/expression meaning preference, favorite thing.

    I like music but antiques is more my cup of tea.

    You can wear the funny hat. That's more your cup of tea.

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    Re: cup of tea

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Afterthought: Was that script from the series Porridge? If so Mr McKay's accent (the warder - he's from Scotland) would begin to explain this mishearing. In his accent, 'your' is more like [jyʁ] (perhaps with extreme trilling on the 'r'); and it would be easy to misinterpret this as meaning /ju: ǝ/. In fact, the warder might have been a Scot even if it wasn't that series!

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    It's the British movie Sitting Target of 1972

    Thanks.

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    Oh well - no obvious Scot here either Sitting Target (1972) - Full cast and crew ...

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    Re: cup of tea

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Oh well - no obvious Scot here either Sitting Target (1972) - Full cast and crew ...

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    No problem. Enough I got the meaning.

    Thanks a lot.

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