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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Whole Nine Yards: Why Nine Yards?

Like many common expressions used these days, 'the whole nine yards' finds its roots in the military. Gunship pilots would ask their superiors how much ammunition they should use on a target or mission. The superior would then reply, 'Give 'em the whole nine yards', which was the total length of the... Sign in to see full entry.

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