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Definition and Example 

It is the best (a bit like 'the bee’s knees' from week one), e.g." You should try that new café – it’s the cat’s pyjamas!"


Apparently it has its origin in the 1920’s Jazz era, when a 'cat' mesnt being a cool character. Pyjamas were an exciting new type of clothing too, so disappointingly it has little to do with our feline friends. I researched it and found it might be linked to an event in New York in 1922, when a model walked through the city wearing silk pyjamas followed by four cats.

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