[ US /ˈtiˌkəp/ ]
[ UK /tˈiːkʌp/ ]
  1. as much as a teacup will hold
  2. a cup from which tea is drunk
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How To Use teacup In A Sentence

  • He might have caused a storm in a teacup in the corridors of the Westminster press lobby as journalists squabbled over who had the story, whether it was attributable and who had told The Sun anyway.
  • This has been a storm in a teacup. The Sun
  • In its original form, this involved saints like Columba taking to his coracle (that bobbing teacup of a leather boat, without rudder or oars), trusting the waves to carry him wherever they might.
  • Then he stops short and mulls it over, fingers toying absently with the spoon in his teacup.
  • It meant participation in an expanding repertoire of domestic rituals made possible by creamware teacups and saucers, decanters, wine glasses, pickle plates, and forks of all sorts.
  • The first time he did this he filled the cup half full, as is usually done with handle-less Japanese teacups (so that the cup won't be too hot to hold).
  • Back at the Hub, the Thursday night rehearsal breaks for coffee and everyone swarms towards the teacups neatly stacked at the back of the hall amid the dripping brollies and discarded coats.
  • Advertised in glowing terms on a website, the tours include courses in etiquette, such as the tip that coffee cups are held over the lap while teacups are held away from the saucer.
  • Chamomile tea is an excellent stomachic when taken in moderate doses of half-a-teacupful at a [86] time. Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure
  • I was wondering where you get teacups like this, as I don't usually see them in antique stores. Crinoline Lady Craft
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