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Whole 9 Yards

Posted by Dan Beetstra on May 14, 2001

In Reply to: Whole 9 Yards posted by Bill B on March 02, 2000

: : :
: : : : : Crazy net widening

: : : : You know, I've never ever heard anybody use the expression 'The whole nine yards'. 'All the way' I have heard but 'The whole nine yards' never; sound like a gross exaggeration to me.

: : : What the hell are you talking about??

: : It's humour dear boy, humour: not to do with hell.

: Oh. I get it.

Where does that phrase come from and what does it mean?"