the cat's whiskers

the cat's whiskers
the cat's pyjamas or the cat's whiskers (informal)
1. The very thing that is wanted, the ideal thing
2. Anyone or anything considered to be the best or greatest
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Main Entry:cat

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informal another term for the cat's pajamas (see cat's pajamas)

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the cat's whiskers — see cat
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Main Entry:whisker

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • the cat's whiskers — informal an excellent person or thing. → cat s whisker …   English new terms dictionary

  • (be) the cat's whiskers — be the cat s ˈwhiskers/pyˈjamas idiom (informal) to be the best thing, person, idea, etc • He thinks he s the cat s whiskers (= he has a high opinion of himself). Main entry: ↑catidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be the cat's whiskers — be the cat’s whiskers british informal phrase to be better than everyone else Thesaurus: to be the best or better than someone elsesynonym Main entry: cat …   Useful english dictionary

  • be the cat's whiskers — British & Australian to be better than everyone else. I thought I was the cat s whiskers in my new dress …   New idioms dictionary

  • between you and me and the cat's whiskers — This idiom is used when telling someone something that you want them to keep secret …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cat's whiskers — Something excellent is the cat s whiskers …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • the cat's meow — (US) (or the cat s pajamas or Brit the cat s whiskers) old fashioned + informal used to say that someone or something is very appealing That car is the cat s meow. [=I really like that car] Going to the movies was the cat s pajamas when I was a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • the cat's pyjamas (or the cat's meow) — chiefly N. Amer. another term for the cat s whiskers (see cat s whisker). → cat …   English new terms dictionary

  • the cat's pyjamas — or the cat s whiskers (informal) 1. The very thing that is wanted, the ideal thing 2. Anyone or anything considered to be the best or greatest • • • Main Entry: ↑cat …   Useful english dictionary

  • cat's whiskers —    Something excellent is the cat s whiskers.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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