Berceles Campos
Idiomatic Expressions/Expressions idioms Hi there, I'd like to know if these two expressions idioms are a quiet different each other. 1. It's my cup of tea/It's my thing; 2.Out of my depth; Actually, I grasp the meaning of the one "It's my cup of tea/thing", though, I'm not quite sure if they're interchangeable. Let me give an examples and then you're going to correct me. A: What do you fancy for? B: I'm fancy going to swimming-pool. We can go together. A:Oh, well. It's not my cup of tea. Can I use: Oh, well. It's out of my depth. If I am wrong, please let me know and correct me. Regards!
Feb 18, 2017 7:18 AM
Answers · 5
Hi Berceles, "It's not my cup of tea" is generally used when someone is not enthusiastic about (or simply dislikes) a thing/activity. For example: Bob: "I'm going to see a baseball game tonight. Would you like to come?" Ryan: "No thanks, baseball is not my cup of tea." But the phrase "out of my depth" is used when someone lacks knowledge/understanding of something. For example: Bob: "Can you show me how to change the oil in my car?" Ryan: "Sorry, that's out of my depth. I don't know anything about cars."
February 18, 2017
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