have a bee in one's bonnet

have a bee in one's bonnet
have a bee in one's bonnet informal be obsessed with something.
Main Entry: bee

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  • have a bee in one's bonnet — idi have a bee in one s bonnet, a) to be obsessed with a single idea b) to be somewhat eccentric …   From formal English to slang

  • have a bee in one's bonnet — have an idea that continually occupies one s thoughts. He has a bee in his bonnet over whether or not to build a new house or not. (from Idioms in Speech) to be mad about some point; to be particular about something or some idea. Well, it s quite …   Idioms and examples

  • have a bee in one's bonnet — informal be preoccupied or obsessed with something. → bee …   English new terms dictionary

  • have a bee in one's bonnet — informal be preoccupied or obsessed about something, esp. a scheme or plan of action …   Useful english dictionary

  • bee in one's bonnet — {n. phr.}, {informal} A fixed idea that seems fanciful, odd, or crazy. * /Robert Fulton had a bee in his bonnet about a steamboat./ * /Grandmother has some bee in her bonnet about going to the dance./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bee in one's bonnet — {n. phr.}, {informal} A fixed idea that seems fanciful, odd, or crazy. * /Robert Fulton had a bee in his bonnet about a steamboat./ * /Grandmother has some bee in her bonnet about going to the dance./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to have a bee in one's bonnet — be ga ga over one particular idea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bee — ► NOUN 1) a stinging winged insect which collects nectar and pollen from flowers and produces wax and honey. 2) a meeting for communal work or amusement: a sewing bee. ● the bee s knees Cf. ↑the bee s knees ● have a bee in one s bonnet Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • bee — bee1 [bē] n. [ME < OE beo < IE base * bhei > Ger biene, OPrus bitte, OIr bech] any of a large superfamily (Apoidea) of broad bodied, four winged, hairy hymenopteran insects that gather pollen and nectar, have biting as well as sucking… …   English World dictionary

  • bee — stinging insect, O.E. beo bee, from P.Gmc. *bion (Cf. O.N. by, O.H.G. bia, M.Du. bie), possibly from PIE root *bhi quiver. Used metaphorically for busy worker since 1530s. Sense of meeting of neighbors to unite their labor for the benefit of one… …   Etymology dictionary

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