have a bee in one's bonnet

Definition of have a bee in one's bonnet


  1. :  to talk and think a lot about something He always has a bee in his bonnet about safety.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  any of numerous hymenopterous insects (superfamily Apoidea) that differ from the related wasps especially in the heavier hairier body and in having sucking as well as chewing mouthparts, that feed on pollen and nectar, and that store both and often also honey — see africanized bee, bumblebee, carpenter bee, honeybee, sweat bee

    :  an eccentric notion :  fancy

  1. :  the letter b

  1. :  a gathering of people for a specific purpose

  1. :  a man's or boy's cap

    :  a brimless Scottish cap of seamless woolen fabric — compare tam-o'-shanter 2

    :  a cloth or straw hat tied under the chin and worn by women and children

  1. :  to provide with or dress in a bonnet

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