Another early "whole nine yards" cite

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Apr 5 20:19:36 UTC 2006

On Wed, 5 Apr 2006, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC wrote:

> "Pass it On" by L. M. Boyd (regular column) North Carolina | Burlington
> |The Daily Times-news  | 1971-08-11 p. 20-A col 5.
> "AS TO HOW MUCH is a "yard," it's $100, I'm told.  And "The whole nine
> yards" is $1,000.  Or so say the game-table boys."

I had already posted this in Sept. 2005.

Fred Shapiro

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