Posted by ESC on February 28, 2000
In Reply to: The Whole 9 Yards posted by Gary Martin on February 27, 2000
: : I had always understood it to refere to the amount of fabric in a man's fully pleated kilt. As a theatrical costumer I *have* made them and it does take that much .
: Please see http://www.shu.ac.uk/cgi-bin/tp_post4.cgi?=411150 for some background on this.
Maybe this is a clue. I was just reading a murder mystery that had a reference to pouring concrete to build a dam. The term "four-yard bucket" of concrete was used.