Question about "the whole three yards" (1882)

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 16 18:14:58 UTC 2014

JL:  <<"the whole three yards" may well have been a predecessor of "the
whole nine yards.">>
WB:  3 yds = 9 ft --> 9 yds. Yes, it's a stretch. (Yuck-yuck.)

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