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Meaning of teacup

tea•cup

Pronunciation: (tē'kup"), [key]
— n.
  1. a cup in which tea is served, usually of small or moderate size.
  2. a teacupful.
  3. a disturbance or uproar about little or nothing: The fight over who should become the next assistant treasurer of the organization is just a tempest in a teacup.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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