phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: The Bee's Knees

Posted by Gary on July 08, 2003

In Reply to: 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

Try The bee's knees