The Full Enchilada (1959)

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Wed Oct 23 19:16:47 UTC 2002

   OK, so I was looking for "papusa."
   This gives us an earlier date and another variant of "the whole enchilada" or "the big enchilada."  I would have never searched for "the full enchilada" had I not found it here.
   From TIME magazine, 9 March 1959, pg. 32, col. 2:

_The Full Enchilada_
   Though his country is the smallest in the Western Hemisphere, El Salvador's President, Lieutenant Colonel Jose Maria Lemus, 47, will get what Latin American diplomats call the "full enchilada" when he arrives in Washington next week on a twelve-day state visit to the U. S.  Ingredients: an airport greeting from President Dwight Eisenhower, quarters at Blair House, a White House dinner party, an address to a joint session of Congress, a white tie dinner at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria, and a Broadway ticker-tape parade, a visit to Monticello and to the New Salem, Ill. log cabin village where Lincoln lived as a young man.

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