It means something along the lines of "very good, excellent, great, amazing" and coined circa 1920 as a flapper idiom. Back then they used this expression because a bee's baskets for pollen are located near its knees, so when the bee's baskets are full of pollen, they are filled with "the good stuff" of that oh-so sweet taste of honey that most of us love.
"you are the bees knees in greek"
bees knees my man!
The saying 'bees knees' is a popular slang term used by teens in an earlier time. The term often is used when referencing the 'awesomeness' of an individual.
Bees have jointed legs, and they have femurs and tibias, but no patellas (knee caps) so can't really be said to have knees.
Bees knees or clothes. Things like that.
he, she, me, pee, Lee, Dee, key, we, see, fee, be, bee, Bea, sea, gee.
Socrates, Lot of bees, Purple knees... (you get the picture)
Siamese, cheese, fleas, bees, keys, fees, sees, knees, peas, tease, please, seize, trapeze, sneezeCheese, fleas, bees, keys, fees, sees, knees, peas, tease.
please, peas, knees, bees, sneeze
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