bee's knees
noun Date: 1923 a highly admired person or thing ; cat's meow

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bee's knees — If something is the bee s knees, it s outstanding or the best in its class …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bee's knees — 1923, a survivor of a fad around this year for slang terms denoting excellence and based on animal anatomy. Also existed in the more ribald form bee s nuts. Other versions that lasted through the century are cat s whiskers (1923), cat s pajamas,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bee's knees —    To say that someone/something is the bee s knees means that you think they are exceptionally good.     If you say Chloe thinks she s the bee s knees you mean that     Chloe has a high opinion of herself …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • bee's knees — noun the bee s knees informal + old fashioned : an excellent person or thing She s the bee s knees. [=I like her very much] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bee's knees — noun Something excellent, outstanding. We had strawberry shortcake for breakfast on Saturday and the kids thought it was the bee’s knees. Syn: cat’s meow, cat’s pajamas, cat’s pyjamas, cat’s whiskers, dogs bollocks, the shit …   Wiktionary

  • bee's Knees —    If something is the bee s knees, it s outstanding or the best in its class.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Bee's Knees —   If something is the bee s knees, it s outstanding or the best in its class …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • bee's knees — np Something excellent, outstanding. Mavis, that new perfume you got is the bee s knees! 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • bee's knees — Noun. The best. This term originates from the prolific slang of the Flappers along with the similar cats whiskers . Cf. dogs bollocks . Orig. U.S. 1920s …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Bee's knees — …   Wikipedia

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