It’s the bee’s knees

I was in the garden planting pollinator flowers when a bee kept buzzing around my head. Its tiny body was energetically bustling through the air, searching for nectar from the perfect flower. I kept looking, trying to see if he had any knees.

“The bee’s knees” was a fanciful phrase that originated in the 18th century and referred to something that didn’t exist. I think they were right, because I couldn’t see any knees on that bee.

However, in the 1920s, a lot of silly expressions became popular, and “it’s the bee’s knees” came to mean something extraordinarily wonderful, like

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