The Whole Nine Yards
Posted by Bob on February 12, 2002
In Reply to: The Whole Nine Yards posted by Michael Hiles on February 12, 2002
: I was told (I forget by whom) the the phrase refers to a standard workface in a Welsh coal mine, which apparently was 9 yards. Someone who had finished a shift had completed the Whole nine yards. Has anyone else heard this explanation?
It's number 47.