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Definition of tea leaf in English:

noun

1 (tea leaves) Dried leaves of tea, especially after infusion in tea-making or as dregs: figurative these are good signs, say those who read the economic tea leaves
More example sentences
  • His main beverage is a unique concoction of ingredients deemed healthy in Japan: raw egg, sesame seeds, unpolished rice, parched bean flour, green tea leaves, vinegar and yogurt.
  • Patients with high blood pressure are advised to use pillows full of white chrysanthemum flowers, tea leaves or bamboo leaves.
  • The prices of jute, potato, soyabean, cashew nut, pepper, rubber, green tea leaves, coconut, groundnut and coffee have fallen sharply.
2British rhyming slang A thief.
Example sentences
  • Having a tea leaf around means no one trusts anyone.
  • He's a right tea leaf - I heard they had to nail everything down in the prison.
  • He used to bring home many copies for his friends, he was a right tea leaf!

Words that rhyme with tea leaf

fig leaf • bas-relief • flyleaf

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