One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be preoccupied or obsessed with something.‘the country gets a bee in its bonnet about some failing in schools’
be fixated, be preoccupied, be infatuated, be possessed, be haunted, be consumed, be plagued, be tormented, be bedevilled, be eaten up, be gripped, be in the grip of, be dominated, be besetView synonyms
- ‘Regular readers will know that ever since I visited Cambodia last year I've had a bee in my bonnet about this one.’
- ‘I have a bee in my bonnet that young players don't play enough.’
- ‘Whatever it is, Neil has a bee in his bonnet this morning folks.’
- ‘‘I've never had a bee in my bonnet about the way disabled people are portrayed,’ he says.’
- ‘Regular readers will know I have a bee in my bonnet about innovative spins on tarte tatin.’
- ‘Milbank has a bee in his bonnet over the president's exercise regimen.’
- ‘Forsyth, who hails from Glasgow, has a bee in her bonnet about the way the industry is perceived.’
- ‘I have a bee in my bonnet about the oil and gas industry.’
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