The Cat's Pajamas
"The Cat's Pajamas" means excellence generally in a person but also in an object. When referring to a person, it often means someone who is excellent at what they do.

The socialites in 1920's America, also known as flappers, used nonsense phrases such as the cat's pajamas, the bee's knees, an eel's ankle and other similar phrases to show that something was superb. Of the many phrases like this from that time period, only the cat's pajamas and the bee's knees have remained in current usage.

Use Example - Mary, I really love your sunglasses! Those are the cat's pajamas!

   Concept Tags : Excellence   Animal