Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 14:15:24 -0500
From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM
Subject: Re: "Full Monty"
Just saw "The Full Monte." Wonderful film. But what is the origin of the
term? My desktop Partridge is no help.
It's a British expression meaning broadly 'everything possible;
the whole nine yards; the whole enchilada'. The origin is
uncertain; I think citations have been found back to the mid-
jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]panix.com