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the full monty

1. slang All of the options, elements, or details available; the whole thing in its entirety. Sometimes capitalized as "full Monty" or "Full Monty." Primarily heard in UK. I don't want the basic package—I want the full monty! A: "Want to hear about my date?" B: "Yes! Don't gloss over anything—give me the full Monty!"
2. slang A state of total nudity. Primarily heard in UK. I'm so embarrassed. I was still in the Full Monty after my shower when Pete walked in on me!
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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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A spokesperson from the Johnstone Phoenix Theatre Group said: "The Full Monty is a story full of heart."
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Twitter: @Kaikaiowen Instagram: Kaiowen75 WHAT IS THE FULL MONTY? THE Full Monty is based on the 1997 film, which famously starred Robert Carlyle as Gaz who, after losing his job at a steel factory, learns that his wife wants to sue him for missed child support payments.
Based on his smash hit 1997 film, The Full Monty is the story of six Sheffield steel workers who decide to stage a strip show to raise much-needed cash.
The Full Monty is Simon Beaufoy's first work for the theatre.
The Full Monty, based on and by the same author as the hit 1997 film, follows a group of unemployed Sheffield men who turn to stripping to make money.
Musical comedy The Full Monty will be stripped bare for the last time when it makes its final return to the Regent Theatre next month.
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| Comic strip: Tom, right, in The Full Monty | Comic strip: Tom, right, in The Full Monty