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Western Word of the Week - The Whole 9 Yards - #WesternWordoftheWeek #WesternWednesdays


Thanks for returning to our Western Word of the Day column. The next few weeks I'm drifting a little bit away from what we think of as truly "western" words to focus on some other vocabulary term that I've learned and wanted to share.

The Whole 9 Yards - everything; a whole lot; all the way

Origin of the term: Hellcat fighters had trays nine yards long that held 400 rounds of 50-caliber ammunition; when they used all the ammunition they "gave them the whole 9 yards"

History Channel, "America's Secret Slang" video series

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