the cat's pajamas

the cat's pajamas

A terrific thing. This was a nonsensical phrase of the 1920s that meant something worth seeing or having. A similar phrase was the “cat's meow.”
See also: pajama
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That's what those cavemen would say: "I need my feet to feel like the cat's pajamas.
The next day, upset and crying, Sparks went to see a friend, who pulled out a copy of the previous day's Register-Guard that profiled The Cat's Pajamas Rescue, a private shelter run by married couple Tamara Barnes and Kirk Bissell.
Several more cats have been accepted into the Cat's Pajamas system, including 10-year-old littermates Dollie and Tiger following the death of an elderly owner.
Among the episodes are: If the Shoe Fits (Shoes); A Head for Fashion (Hats); Breaking the Rules (Sportswear); Out of the Rain (Raincoats); The Cat's Pajamas (Pajamas); Bib and Bonnet Beauties (Children) and Off the Cuff (Men's Fashions).
When I was young, I thought the Boy Scouts were the cat's pajamas.
For the last six years, APPI has used a local area network (LAN) and The Cat's Pajamas software to handle book fulfillment.
The system is based on a local area network (LAN) and software called The Cat's Pajamas.
Each personal computer workstation can execute The Cat's Pajamas programs, word processing packages, spreadsheets, data base management programs, desktop publishing programs, and just about anything else.
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.
It would be lovely if someday there isn't a need for small, private rescues like The Cat's Pajamas," Barnes says a bit wistfully.
Before we say this is the cat's pajamas, we need to look at a few more cases.