Price-of-tea-in-china meaning

(idiomatic) Something that is irrelevant or unimportant, usually used to emphasize the lack of relationship of a non sequitur.
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(literally) The wholesale or retail price of tea in the country of China.
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Origin of price-of-tea-in-china

  • The price of tea in China was an important topic in England during and around the 19th century. It was often mentioned in the British House of Commons.
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