cat's pajamas


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cat's pajamas

Something or someone highly enjoyable, desirable, or impressive, especially in a fancy or elaborate way. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Tom's new Cadillac is really the cat's pajamas! Boy, that singer last night was the cat's pajamas, wasn't she?
See also: pajama

the cat’s ˈwhiskers/pyˈjamas

(informal, often ironic) the best person, idea, thing, etc: She thinks she’s the cat’s whiskers.
See also: pyjama, whisker
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The system is based on a local area network (LAN) and software called The Cat's Pajamas.
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The Cat's Pajamas, an award-winning vocal band, performs at The Dutton Family Theatre.
In fact, the couple put their money where about 70 mouths are - they feed and house that many cats and kittens in their own personal animal shelter, which they call The Cat's Pajamas Rescue.
Before we say this is the cat's pajamas, we need to look at a few more cases.