The Whole Nine Yards
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Posted by Bert Kovash on September 05, 2001
I have heard that this originally came from the making of Kilts. A full kilt need nine yards of cloth, but inferior Kilts could be made from less. When A Scotsman wanted the best Kilt, he asked for the "Whole nine yards."
- Wandering the halls of archivy R. Berg 09/05/01