"busy cup of tea" (1913 baseball)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Mon Jun 18 19:27:25 UTC 2001

"Cup of tea" = "person" (more or less) was mentioned by Random House (Web)
just recently:


Apparently there's something in  the OED.

Jonathon Green's slang dictionary includes it.

Maybe there's a little more: maybe "*little* cup of tea" is analogous to
"*tall* glass of water" (= "tall person")?

-- Doug Wilson

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