British Englishkindness and attention that you give someone when they are upset
➔ not be your cup of tea
at cup1WORD FOCUS: meal WORD FOCUS: meal meals at different times of day:breakfast, brunch, lunch, teaBritish English, dinner, supper a meal outside:picnic, barbecuealsobarbieinformal, cookoutAmerican English when you quickly eat a little food :snack, a bite to eat a very big meal for a lot of people:banquet, feast parts of a meal:starterBritish English, appetizerAmerican English (the first course) main course/entreeespecially AmE, side dish (eaten with the main course) dessertalsopuddingsweetBritish English (sweet food eaten at the end of the meal) ➔ See alsomealWORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: dinner, supper, tea, lunchIn Britain, the main meal of the day is dinner and it is usually eaten in the evening. Some people call this meal supper, but to others supper is a very small meal that is eaten just before they go to bed. Some people call this main evening meal tea, but to others tea is a small meal that is eaten in the afternoon.Some people use dinner to refer to the meal they eat in the middle of the day, but if you want to be clear that you are referring to this meal, use lunch. ➔ See alsodinner
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.