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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!
by elisa August 21, 2004
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Whenever making a congratulatory remark, this is what you say. Made popular by Kamala Harris when she and Joe Biden won the presidency.
Sam: Wow, I can’t believe we just won that relay race!
Cat: we did it Joe 😭😭
by Zozogabobo December 04, 2020
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A old-fashioned phrase to describe something that is admirable, beautiful, or has some other desirable trait
This sandwich that my wife made is the bee's-knees!
by Peanut Butter Ewoks December 31, 2010
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Lad's dad-Give this lighter to the bug-eyed, unstable looking girl smoking a cigarette. Yea, the one with the hair that looks like a mix between boy band and skater haircut, she will think you're the bees knees for that.
Lad- That's pretty straightforward and easy, that's all I have to do?
by Solid Mantis October 15, 2017
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Slang that originates from America in the 1920's. Similar to today's cool.It expresses a state of excellence in an item or action, but generally not a person.
Try flavored yogurt; it's the bees' knees!
by Zelkova March 02, 2009
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