(be the) bee's knees

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - bee's knees

"(be the) bee's knees"

to be of an extremely high standard;

to be excellent


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - bee's knees

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I really don't like Karina.

Friend 2:  Why is that?

Friend 1:  She is so arrogant and is always talking about herself.

Friend 2:  Karina does think of herself as the bee's knees.

Friend 1:  All her self-importance does get a little difficult to endure.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - bee's knees

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Have you seen that new TV series, Fear: Before?

Friend 2:  It is absolutely awesome, the bee's knees!

Friend 1:  I agree. The plot and camera work and acting are all fabulous.

(be the) bee's knees - Usage:


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(be the) bee's knees - Gerund Form:

Being the bee's knees, they won every game.

(be the) bee's knees - Examples:

1)  Gabriel and Samuel think Dr. Ginty is just the bee's knees and from my perspective if a 2-year old and a 5-year old give ...

2)  ... what defines a narcissistic personality is someone who thinks they truly are, "the bee's knees." They think they are better than everyone else, deserve special ...

3)  There I was, thinking I was the bee's knees, and to be honest she was badly dressed, wearing a sort ...

4)  I boarded the train dressed up ready to go out and thinking I looked the bee's knees.

5)  When I bought them I thought they were the bee's knees, but these days they just seem bass-less and shrill.

6)  Gravity Rush for PS Vita is the bee's knees.

7)  Why is something that is the very best known as 'the bee's knees'?

8)  ... the UAE because four of the top six in England's order were considered the bee's knees.

9)  80's was the absolute bee's knees for pop music - even the cheesy stuff was good.

10)  ... being president of my student union with a big ego and thinking I was the bee's knees, and I was in effect back to doing an apprenticeship.

11)  Chalmers is recalling the passing of a favourite aunt: "Auntie Nellie was the bee's knees; full of oomph and sparkle, fizz and buzz."

12)  In its day it was the bee's knees for long reverbs.

13)  ... brilliant, he is a damn good actor, Forest Whitaker is just the bee's knees in my opinion, very talented ...

14)  Look at me, look at me, aren't I the bee's knees?

15)  What does this city have to offer me? Everyone else thinks it's the bee's knees.

16)  When I bought a Game Boy, I thought it was the bee's knees! Then came the Nintendo DS. It was everywhere!

17)  Len was smiling wide and said it was light and bright and the bee's knees.

18)  It wowed the crowd. Len said it was the bee's knees.

19)  This fantastically hilarious diary is from Julia's spoiled teenage great-aunt and is simply the bee's knees!

20)  My friend's adopted daughter just thought I was the bee's knees, let me tell you. She made eyes at me all weekend ...