bee's knees


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bee's knees

n
(functioning as singular) informal an excellent or ideally suitable person or thing

bee's knees

- Used from 1797 for "something insignificant."
See also related terms for insignificant.
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Whether such explosives-detecting insects and animals are the bee's knees or just a lot of empty buzz, the K-9 industry is unlikely to be affected.
PRICEWISE might be the bee's knees among tipping columns, but this quarter's unexpected discovery that an unusually high percentage of horses win races after finishing last on their previous outings is well on the way to putting the experts in the shade.
A similar amount will probably go into making ``Starship Troopers'' the bee's knees of bugs-from-outer-space movies.
WORKERS at a Scots honey farm reckon their latest product is the bee's knees.
Knocker To cut the police budget, get rid of the total waste of space PCSOs who have little power in law and think they are the bee's knees sitting in cafe's or shopping.
It doesn't just look the bee's knees but works nicely, too.
But as England put the final touches to their preparations to face Wales in Cardiff tomorrow, Haskell said: "I don't want to disagree with what Lawrence says but no-one thinks they are the bee's knees - I don't think Martin Johnson or the rest of the players would allow that.
We have this attitude at the moment where our players walk around thinking they are the bee's knees.
Therefore if you were the bee's knees, you were from a wealthy family and had a nice lifestyle.
They might sound like a jumped-up pub band to some but if that's your thing, they're the bee's knees.
I've ridden some nice bumper horses in Ireland for Aidan O'Brien and Frances Crowley, and this horse is the bee's knees.