bee\ in\ one's\ bonnet


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.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • 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

  • bee in one's bonnet —    Someone who has a bee in their bonnet has an idea which constantly occupies their thoughts.     She s got a bee in her bonnet about moving to New York …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • bee in one's bonnet — phrasal : bee I 2 he has the presidential bee in his bonnet O.W.Holmes †1935 …   Useful english dictionary

  • bee in one's bonnet — noun Something of particular interest or concern; an obsession. He has had a bee in his bonnet ever since he heard about the problem …   Wiktionary

  • bee in one's bonnet — phrasal bee I,2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bee in one's bonnet —  Obsession …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • have a bee in one's bonnet — ► have a bee in one s bonnet informal be obsessed with something. Main Entry: ↑bee …   English terms dictionary

  • a bee in one's bonnet — 1. An obsession 2. A whimsical or crazy fancy on some point • • • Main Entry: ↑bee …   Useful english dictionary

  • put a bee in one's bonnet — See: BEE IN ONE S BONNET …   Dictionary of American idioms