Meaning of “tea and sympathy” in the English Dictionary

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"tea and sympathy" in British English

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tea and sympathy

UK old-fashioned

kindness and sympathy that you show to someone who is upset:

It's time for action, not just tea and sympathy.

(Definition of “tea and sympathy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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