That’s right up my cup of teaPosted: March 20, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: expressions, humor, language, malaphor, malaphors, not my cup of tea, right up my alley, words Leave a comment
Not sure of the context on this one, but it it was uttered unintentionally, making it a nice malaphor. It is a mix of “not (one’s) cup of tea” (not something one prefers or enjoys) and “right up (one’s) alley” (ideally suited to one’s interests or abilities). The confusion I think is caused by two idioms that concern someone’s interests or preference. A big thanks to Joe Dolan for sending this one in!