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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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