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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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A spokesperson from the Johnstone Phoenix Theatre Group said: "The Full Monty is a story full of heart."
Compassion!"), The Full Monty is rich with show-stopping music and heart-wrenching relationships.
The cast of The Full Monty wisely kept their kit on for a photocall outside the Theatre Royal on a cold April day yesterday Tim McGuinness
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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.
The Full Monty is one of the most acclaimed British films ever and stage play has become one of the most phenomenal theatrical productions ever.
| Comic strip: Tom, right, in The Full Monty | Comic strip: Tom, right, in The Full Monty
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WICHITA - Opening the evening of April 25, The Forum Theatre will be rolling out its newest production: The Full Monty. Once a ' 90s British film, this show has been brought to the stage as a musical.
We laughed and cried at The Full Monty, watching men who felt like they had no hope regain their self-esteem - by stripping.
Martin Saxton's production of the musical version of The Full Monty was a masterpiece, not least through his ability to draw out the real-life story of six desperate characters and take his audience on quite an emotional journey.
DESPITE the draughty nature of the Full Monty lead roles, there was surprisingly no shortage of men in auditions for the Ellesmere Port Musical Theatre Company's new show.