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English definition of “tea and sympathy”

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tea and sympathy

old-fashioned
kindness and sympathy that you show to someone who is upset: It's time for action, not just tea and sympathy.
Translations of “tea and sympathy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 安慰和同情…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安慰和同情…
(Definition of tea and sympathy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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