Jared: Hey, Cindy! Let’s go get some coffee after class and study for the test together.
Cindy: I’d like to study with you, but I’m not really a coffee person. Do they have hot chocolate?
Jared: Of course they do! They have tea, too!
Cindy: Great! I’ll see you then.
I’m going to skip the basketball game tonight. I’m more of a soccer person.
a _____ person is a very common expression in American English.
It is used when talking about a person’s likes or dislikes.
In the first example:
Cindy doesn’t really like coffee = She is not really a coffee person
In the second example:
They will not attend the basketball game because they like soccer more. He is a soccer person.
This idiom was taken from the LSI textbook “Speaking Transitions.” This book is used at LSI schools to teach Level 4 Listening/Speaking classes. For more information please visit www.languagesystems.com