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English definition of “be the cat's whiskers”

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be the cat's whiskers

UK old-fashioned ( US old-fashioned be the cat's meow/pajamas)
to be better than everyone else
Translations of “be the cat's whiskers”
in Chinese (Traditional) 比別人都強, 是最棒的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 比别人都强, 是最棒的…
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