the cat's whiskers

plural noun

variants or the cat's pajamas
British, old-fashioned + informal
used to say that someone or something is very appealing
I really like that car; it's the cat's whiskers.Going to the movies was the cat's pajamas when I was a kid.

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“The cat's whiskers.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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