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    #1

    It's my cup of tea?

    Can I use the positive statement to say that I really like something? Or is there another idiom, the opposite of "It's not my cup of tea!"?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: It's my cup of tea?

    We don't use the positive version very often but it's not impossible. I would probably use it with an intensifier though. "I love horror films. They are absolutely my cup of tea!" "What do you mean, you didn't think I'd like this beautiful porcelain figure of a clown for my birthday present? It's totally my cup of tea!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: It's my cup of tea?

    I agree with emsr2d2, although I think the most common form I hear for the positive statement is, "That's just my cup of tea!", or something similar. "You should read this new book by Joe Bloggs, it's just your cup of tea!".

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