be the cat's whiskers

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

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  • 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 • • • Main Entry: ↑cat * * * informal another term for the cat s pajamas (see cat s… …   Useful english 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 — 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

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

  • 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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