English version

tea leaves

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drink
tea leavesˈtea leaves noun [plural] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š DFDthe small pieces of leaves used to make tea. People sometimes look at the leaves left at the bottom of a cup to find out what will happen in the future.
Examples from the Corpus
tea leavesβ€’ Helen uncovered her cup, checking to see if her tea leaves had sunk all the way to the bottom yet.β€’ I had to make do with stewing the old tea leaves.β€’ Miss Honey got a teapot from the cupboard and put some tea leaves into it.β€’ I bet Barrow was choked, he smiled to himself as he emptied stale tea leaves from the pot into the sink.β€’ We rolled up tea leaves, leaves, everything.β€’ All this without even seeing your tea leaves.
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