Posted by Charles Browning on January 08, 2000
In Reply to: The Whole 9 Yards. posted by Darrel Conger on January 07, 2000
: The explanation I have heard is that is you "give them the whole 9 yards" refers to the length of a Browning Machine gun belt from WWI.
Well, it's the first I've heard of it, and in any case we never made 9 yard belts; and that's a fact.