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She’s the bee’s knees !


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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) She is very thin.

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b) She is ridiculous.

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c) She is fantastic.

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the bee’s knees means good, the best, of high-quality.

In Cockney rhyming slang it is said to mean "business".

Tim : "How did your exams go ?"

Lisa : "I’m the bee’s knees"

French translation

super, extra, génial, le top du top

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Examples in context

‘Chris’s honey is the bees’ knees !

A STALLHOLDER at Cleckheaton Farmer’s Market has received an award for his delectable honey.

Beekeeper Chris Holmes was awarded the Yorkshire Post Taste Awards’ “Best Preserve” category at the competition, which was held at York Food Festival last week.(…).’

Spenborough Guardian, 6 Oct. 2012

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‘Smartphone photo is the bees’ knees

A CLOSE-UP shot taken on a smartphone of a bumblebee hovering by a pink foxglove has won a major photographic competition. The picture, taken by student dentist Laura Elliot in her parents’ garden in Co Fermanagh, has won her the overall prize out of more than 5,700 entries to the UK’s National Trust competition.’

Independent.ie, 28 Jan. 2013

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Everyday usage

Try this chocolate. It’s the bee’s knees, it really is.

Do you like my new shoes ? I think they are the bee’s knees.


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