Posted by Bob on October 19, 2003
In Reply to: Re: Whole enchilada posted by Bob on October 17, 2003
: : : : What is the origin of this phrase, please?
: : : It comes from the Mexican dish 'enchilada' and means 'all of it'.
: : : Troll?
: : I don't think so. I would agree that it is obvious that the saying came from the Mexican dish. However, I thought that the poster was questioning why the phrase uses that particular dish as opposed to others. Anyone?
: Someone in the Nixon administration used this phrase on one of the notorious tapes, and it became popular. I forget who exactly.
It was Herb Kalmbach, talking on the phone to Nixon's assistant John Erlichmann. 3 criminals, among the many in the most corrupt administration in U.S. history. Up until now.