A old term that means cool.
Thats the Bee's Knees
When bees flit from flower to flower the nectar sticks to their legs. The phrase "bee's knees" means sweet and good, because the knees of the bee are where all the sweet, good stuff is collected.
That definition about moving around really fast is wrong.
You bought me a coffee? You're the bee's knees!
Very good, the best
The pants you are wearing are the bee's knees.
(adj.) Good, the best, high quality.
A deliberate mispronounciation of business
These new threads
are the bee knee's.
Peachy, very nice, the berries, excellent, fine, beautiful, very good.
That jazz band is the bees knees
Bee's knees means the best, as bees carry pollen in little baskets located on its midsegments of their legs.
In Cockney rhyming slang it is said to mean "business"
A: "How did your exams go?"
B: "I'm the bee's knees"
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the origin of "bee's knees". It is a slang homophone for "business" started around the Roaring '20s. Saying something was the business meant it was the real deal and of high quality. See business
definition #4, #9, #12, etc.: "top quality. a perfect 10. met to standard."
Dude, that kickflip you just did was bee's knees.
Dude, that kickflip you just did was business.