The Cat's Meow

United States
January 28, 2007 10:31pm CST
Yesterday my husband used the phrase 'the cat's meow' and I had never heard this before. He tried to explain what it meant, but I don't get it. lol Anyone use this saying?
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@sylvrrain (661)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I do not know how the expression actually came about, but it means "the best". I heard it when I was a kid, from some older family members and their friends. I have never actually said it myself, I suppose I just use the real words to say what I mean. There are a lot of phrases that the elderly generations used, where the meaning actually got lost somewhere along the way.
• United States
22 Mar 07
i really like that saying, i've never heard that phrase before either.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I heard it a lot growing up, it's not so common these days. Occasionally I hear someone say that something is the "bee's knees" to mean the same thing, but I don't know the origins of each expression.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
It means "that something is really good." Looking really fine.
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I'm not certain that I've ever used this phrase, but i have definitely heard of it. It basically is just a way of saying that something is the best, or that something is really cool. I'm not sure where it comes from, though. I never really considered researching it. But it is an old phrase, and I have definitely heard other people using it. I think that it's quite a cute saying, myself! ^_^
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