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the full monty

slang All of the options of a particular range; the works. I don't want the basic package—I want the full monty!
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the full monty

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you say that something is the full monty, you mean that it is as complete or extreme as possible. The band opened with two new songs. They're promising the full monty at their two Brixton Academy shows. It's £35 for two courses and £50 for the full monty.
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the full monty

the full amount expected, desired, or possible. informal
The origin of this expression is unclear. Among various, though unsubstantiated theories, one cites as the source the phrase the full Montague Burton , apparently meaning ‘a complete three-piece suit’ (from the name of a tailor of made-to-measure clothing in the early 20th century). Another theory recounts the possibility of a military origin, with the full monty being ‘the full cooked English breakfast’ insisted upon by Field Marshal Montgomery .
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the ˌfull ˈmonty

the full amount that people expect or want: They’ll do the full monty (= take off all their clothes) if you pay them enough.This expression may refer to Field Marshal Montgomery (‘Monty’), who insisted on a full cooked English breakfast wherever he went; or it might refer to a full three-piece suit from the tailors Montague Burton.
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I will show not just how gardening has changed over the last four centuries but why it's changed, and who has driven the changes," says Monty.
In the past Monty has won a television, a box of Snack-A-Jacks, a weekend trip to Carmarthen and a T-shirt, but this is the first time he's won money.
Jip is described as a bonny boy who is very intelligent and enjoys snuggling up for hugs and slobbery kisses, while Monty loves spending time with people and likes to be kept active.
e Monty Python cast will be broadcasting their 'nal live reunion simultaneously to 450 cinemas in the UK and a further 1,500 across the world on July 20.
Alan, who quit because BBC bosses wanted him to cover only peak time Chelsea shows and have Monty do in-depth coverage, admitted he was hurt by the change.
Monty was found guilty of several counts of gross indecency, as well as a serious sexual assault, in relation to one of the girls.
Also in the field will be Steve Elkington who defeated Monty in a play-off for the 1995 PGA Championship at Riviera in LA.
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The original cast recording of Monty Python's Spamalot won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
Until Monty gave me those words of encouragement in the dressing-room, I didn't realise England had never won a Test in which we had both played," he added.
His wife tricked him into going to the yard of Renee Robeson, trainer of Monty, on Christmas morning.
With nearly everyone back, Monty Tech seems ready to take the next step in the rebuilding process.
The clash against the USA has defined Monty like no other golfer.
There's no Monty Don on this adventure, but Monty Hall more than holds his own as he continues to give viewers a glimpse of the stunningly beautiful Hebrides.
Monty, meanwhile, explores the importance of stained glass and follows its journey from molten raw state to part of a decorative window.