the whole nine yards


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the whole nine yards

(spoken)
all of something, including everything connected with it the whole shebang When you join the gym, they show you all the equipment, tell you how to use it, the whole nine yards. They rushed him to the emergency room with lights flashing, sirens wailing, a police escort, the whole nine yards.
Usage notes: often used in the phrase go the whole nine yards: So we moved to the suburbs and went the whole nine yards - we had two cars, a pool in the back yard, even cookouts in the backyard.
See also: nine, whole, yard

the whole nine yards

  (American informal)
the whole of something, including everything that is connected with it When I eat Mexican food, I like to have fajitas, bean dip, guacamole - the whole nine yards.
See also: nine, whole, yard

the whole nine yards

n. the entire amount; everything. (Origin unknown. It does not matter what substance is being referred to. It means all of it, no matter what it is.) For you I’ll go the whole nine yards.
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