Bee in Your Bonnet

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An idea, which is thought to be crazy or exciting, someone’s obsession with a certain idea or explanation

Etymology:

  • This idea was taken during the 16th century and originally the idiom was ‘to have a head full of bees’. This idiom was later changed by a poet and used in the form present till now. This idiom basically explained a bee, which is stuck in head and difficult to get rid of. The bee keeps on moving here and there, making noise and doing certain actions. This keeps a person busy in attending the bee and trying to get rid of it.
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Henry thinks he could accomplish the task; he must have a bee in his bonnet.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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Včela ve kapotě

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How to pronounce this phrase?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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