it's the berries

it's the berries

dated slang It is highly enjoyable, desirable, or impressive, especially in a fancy or elaborate way. Have you seen Tom's new Cadillac? It's the berries!
See also: berry

It's the berries

Superlative. This 1920s phrase would seem to convey the idea that berries are a choice snack or dessert. A similar phrase, “the bee's knees,” has no such connection with reality aside from its rhyme and cute image.
See also: berry
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