- It shows men drinking from porcelain cups without handles, and coffee being served from a metal or earthenware jug.
- Australians drink coffee in smaller cups, our baristas tend to swirl the milk a little less, and we have completely different terminology.
- I nodded and he stood up, gathering the styrofoam containers and empty soft drink cups and crumpled napkins.
- Jacket potatoes cost £1.30 and a cup of tea was 50 pence.
- She says: ‘Next time I shall treat myself to more than a cup of tea!’
- The restaurant's really good value for money - you can get a cup of coffee for only 85p!
- A dash serving is one cup of lettuce and half a cup of most other vegetables.
- Then add one cup of freshly squeezed orange juice and half a cup of fresh lemon juice, and garnish with a few of the fresh herb leaves.
- All it takes is 5 servings per day (a serving equals 1 slice of bread or half a cup of cooked grain).
- Apparently, he thought it looked a lot like the cups we use at church for communion.
- The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not participation in the blood of Christ?…
- If communion cups were a danger, he said, there would be cases of mass infections.
- Everyone makes their way back to the campground and Billy is awarded the gold cup as well as three hundred dollars in prize money.
- He presented the cup, individual trophies and man of the match award.
- It was Hughes who organised a horse-race on Vasil'evskii Island in July 1792 with a silver cup as the prize.
- His record of winning six championships and three European Cups in eight years at Liverpool is second to none.
- Your team has reached the semi finals of the Cup and it's your only chance of silverware this season.
- I would rather go out of the Cup than lose league points under certain circumstances.
- Carefully separate lettuce leaves and trim with scissors to form neat cups.
- Thanks to an elastic band that connects the shoe's tongue to the sidewalls and a heel cup with a notch for your Achilles tendon, the fit is superb.
- Drape the phyllo circles over the prepared molds to form into cups.
- Bigger cup sizes get a boost from halter necks which help support, while underwires lift and built-in cups define.
- Look for a wide band for support, uplifting underwire, and cups made of sturdy rather than sheer fabric.
- I pick up another bra, lift my breasts into the cups, fasten the back and arrange the straps.
- Many golfers try to steer putts into the cup, especially when they can see the hole peripherally.
- It will slow down just prior to taking the break, then fall toward the hole and into the cup from the top side.
- But the ball lipped out of the cup on the 18th hole, meaning the Englishman's six points for his closing round ensured victory.
verb (cups, cupping, cupped)[with object] Back to top
- Two set of feet trampled the house, and Virginia cupped a hand over her mouth, trying to silence her heavy breathing and inevitable sobs.
- A shrill roar rumbled out from its mouth, and he cupped his hands over his ears to try to block it out.
- Slowly she lifted the lighter to her mouth and then cupped her hands around it to block the wind.
- Julia pushes a strand of blonde hair out of her daughter's face and cups it in her hands.
- Beneath the sheets, she cupped me and gave me a playful squeeze.
- The dive leader cupped him under the belly and tickled him on the chin.
- Among the ancient cultures, epilepsy was considered due to possession by spirits and gods and treated by trephening, cupping, and herbal and animal extracts.
- They carried out procedures we now rate as complementary or alternative as well as some off the wall procedures (all of which are now back in use!) such as cupping, bleeding, the use of maggots and leeches.
- Predictably, leeches, cupping, and blood letting take the centre stage of treatments.
- 1in one's cups
- informal Drunk: he became mellow and humorous when in his cupsMore example sentences
- But this particular night, at the school dance, he was in his cups - half a mickey of gin, to be exact, trying to repair his relationship with the wonderful woman who would soon become his wife and the mother of his three children.
- Till the day he left, and no doubt still among the old guys in their cups, the Railway boss was known to all as ‘Call-me-Dave’.
- It sounds like a question for law students in their cups, but it actually entered a federal courtroom earlier this year.
- 2not one's cup of tea
- informal Not what one likes or is interested in: cats were not her cup of teaMore example sentences
- If sitting and listening is not your cup of tea, sightseeing in a drift boat makes for an interesting alternative.
- And if running, dodging and shooting was not your cup of tea, there were car and motorcycle rallies, with dirt tracks and the grand prix.
- If this is not your cup of tea or if you only have a few items for sale then, of course, they will take your items to their auction rooms, where they will be sold on your behalf.
- Example sentences
- Instead of giving servings in grams, practical measurements such as cupfuls or individual slices will be indicated on packets as the ideal portions.
- We drink cupfuls of tea, followed by whisky and rum to warm ourselves.
- Staff gave her a choice of gin, vodka or whisky, before she was given two cupfuls to drink immediately.
Old English: from popular Latin cuppa, probably from Latin cupa 'tub'.
An Old English word, from Latin cuppa. As early as 1640 cup could mean ‘a sports trophy in the form of a cup’, originally for horse-racing. To be in your cups is to be drunk. In the past you could also use the phrase to mean ‘during a drinking bout’. It is unclear which meaning is intended in this passage in the biblical Apocrypha on the strength of wine: ‘And when they are in their cups, they forget their love both to friends and brethren, and a little after draw out swords.’