Bee’s Knees

American Slang 5 May 2012 | 5 Comments

Thanks for helping!  You’re the bee’s knees!

Slang of the day:  bee’s knees (There are also many alternative spellings like beez neez, etc.)

Meaning:  This saying means that you think someone or something is great or of high quality.

Usage:  Wow that restaurant we ate at last night was so yummy!  It surely was the bee’s knees!


Tia – I need some help with my homework.  Anyone willing to help?

Matt – Sure, I’ll help you!

Tia – Thanks Matt, you’re the bee’s knees!

5 Responses on “Bee’s Knees”

  1. Thanks, Ivonne, for helping us with slang. You’re the bee’s knees!

  2. Yvonne says:

    You’re welcome Francisco! I appreciate your comments and thanks! You are the bee’s knees in my book!

  3. I agree with Mr.Javier! thanks

  4. Yvonne says:

    You are so sweet! Thanks so much!

  5. Tom says:

    No offense but some of the slang idioms you’re teaching belong in the history books. Never use this particular term though, unless you are an actor playing a character from the 70s who speak with a transatlantic accent. It’s clearly an old school phrase.

    Source: I’m a student of linguistics at the University of California and an ESL tutor in my free time. I just stumbled upon this site as I was looking for some materials to work with my students on

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