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bee's whisker

in a unit of measurement it means up a little bit: if marking a level mark on say a wall you would say up a bee's whisker for up a very little bit. It is a South Australian saying. I heard it once in NSW & knew that the person was from S.A. Also, bee's dick.

Contributor's comments: A very small measurement/movement: "Push it this way just a bee's dick."

Contributor's comments: I remember this being used in the 1970s, particularly by Monash engineering students.

Contributor's comments: Usually used to indicate missing out on something by the slimmest of margins, i.e. "He missed it by a bees dick (whisker)."