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The Whole Nine Yards Charlie Taverna ColoradoJake There are many possible beginnings to this phrase. The one you believe is correct probably tells a little about what kind of person you are.

Besides the 2 origins stated, here are a few more.

football yardage
cloth length in suit manufacturing
customary length of a burial shroud
dressed to the nines
900 dollars as a yard equals 100 dollars

The most often listed origin is that of the cement truck. But there is no one conclusive origin.

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