tea leaf

tea leaf
`tea ,leaf noun count
1. ) usually plural a leaf from the tea plant that is dried, cut into small pieces, and used for making tea
read the tea leaves
to look at the tea leaves in the bottom of a cup for a sign of what will happen in the future

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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