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Re: W9Y

Posted by Bob on June 22, 2005

In Reply to: W9Y posted by joe on June 22, 2005

: Not a question, but a suggestion- you should add "the whole nine yards" to the index- It's from WWII when a pilot would shoot at something and use up the whole ammo belt in the machine gun. A belt of preloaded shells was 9 yards long (approx.) Thus when you really tear into something you are giving it "the whole 9 yards".

What a novel idea! Thanks for sharing. By the way, Joe, read this: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/411150.html