Another early "whole nine yards" cite

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Thu Apr 6 04:38:24 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

My bad.  I had searched the archives for "Boyd", but it didn't turn up.  I didn't hunt for "nine yards" since I knew it would return too many hits.

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