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English definition of “be the bee's knees”

be the bee's knees

UK informal
to be excellent or of an extremely high standard: Have you tried this ice cream? It's the bee's knees, it really is.Informal words for goodGood, better and bestQuite good, or not very good
(Definition of be the bee's knees from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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