price of tea in China

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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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price of tea in China

  1. (idiomatic) Something that is irrelevant or unimportant, usually used to emphasize the lack of relationship of a non sequitur.
    In my opinion, the debate around the president's latest tweet is like the price of tea in China. Absolutely pointless!
  2. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see price,‎ tea,‎ China.
    Due to the Sino-Indian trade crisis, the price of tea in China has risen dramatically the past fiscal month.

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