WRONG:

CUT OF TEA


RIGHT:

CUP OF TEA


An astounding number of people write “cut of tea” when they mean “cup of tea,” especially in phrases like “not my cut of tea” instead of “not my cup of tea.” This saying is not about fine distinctions between different ways the tea’s been harvested; it just refers to the ordinary vessel from which you drink the stuff.


Is this mistake influenced by the expression “the cut of his jib” or is it just a goofy typo?


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