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Posted by Phillippa Grace on October 15, 2001

I am looking for the meanings and/or origins of the following:

Tea for two and two for tea

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

A tempest in a teapot
As useless as a chocolate teapot

Born with a silver spoon in his mouth

Fit to a T

Not for all the tea in China

Not my cup of tea

Suits you down to a tee

The cup that cheers

There's many a slip twixt cup and lip

Wake up and smell the coffee

It's not worth crying over spilt milk

See also: the meaning and origin of the phrase 'To a T'.