Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 14:15:24 -0500 From: Jesse T Sheidlower 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- 1980s. Jesse Sheidlower