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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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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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