bee in one's bonnet
*a bee in one's bonnet
a single idea or a thought that remains in one's mind; an obsession. (*Typically: get \bee in one's bonnet; have \bee in one's bonnet; give one \bee in one's bonnet.) •

I have a bee in my bonnet over that cool new car I saw, and I can't stop thinking about it.

I got a bee in my bonnet about swimming. I just wanted to go swimming all the time.

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{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. 2013.

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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 —    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 — 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

  • 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

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