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The Bee's Knees

Posted by Kit on July 08, 2003

Anyone know the origin of the phrase 'The bee's knees', used to describe something that is well done/made or brilliant.

Is it as I suspect it is derived from the word 'business' - as in "it's the business!", which becomes "it's the bee's kness!", possibly as a result of a particular accent put upon it? Maybe German or French?

Have I just answered my own question?

Cheers,

Kit