One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Everything possible or available.‘send in the troops, aircraft, nuclear submarine experts, the whole nine yards’
- ‘For buyers who don't want to go the whole nine yards and get the finished bonus room, his firm also offers a $500 pull down stair to a completely unfinished area.’
- ‘On a much happier note, Liza's show at Royal Albert Hall was a smashing success: standing ovations, screaming fans, the whole nine yards.’
- ‘We actually fall in love and everything, the whole nine yards.’
- ‘The Oratorians have maintained Gregorian chant, polyphony, Latin, the whole nine yards, and it is usually packed for a Sunday high mass.’
- ‘You could even go the whole nine yards and come up with a song title for the new band, but it's not necessary.’
- ‘I mean, if you're gonna be honest, why not go the whole nine yards?’
- ‘She nodded, with a nervous laugh, ‘Marriage, house, kids, the whole nine yards.’’
- ‘I travelled first class (but I didn't pay for first class - thanks to an kindly train official) - meal, wine - the whole nine yards.’
- ‘I look at their social skills, their vision, their creativity, their business acumen, the whole nine yards.’
- ‘So I'm thinking of proposing to my girlfriend at the big game, complete with a scoreboard message, the ‘fan cam,’ the whole nine yards.’
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