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
- ‘Whatever it is, Neil has a bee in his bonnet this morning folks.’
- ‘I have a bee in my bonnet about the oil and gas industry.’
- ‘I have a bee in my bonnet that young players don't play enough.’
- ‘Regular readers will know that ever since I visited Cambodia last year I've had a bee in my bonnet about this one.’
- ‘Regular readers will know I have a bee in my bonnet about innovative spins on tarte tatin.’
- ‘‘I've never had a bee in my bonnet about the way disabled people are portrayed,’ he says.’
- ‘Forsyth, who hails from Glasgow, has a bee in her bonnet about the way the industry is perceived.’
- ‘Milbank has a bee in his bonnet over the president's exercise regimen.’
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