full monty

[ mon-tee ]
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nounChiefly British Slang.
  1. the, the whole thing; everything that is wanted or needed: At the press briefing, the reporters got the full monty.

Origin of full monty

1985–90; origin uncertain; perhaps from Montague Burton, British tailors, with reference to the purchase of a full (3-piece) suit as being “the full Monty”

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full monty

/ (ˈmɒntɪ) /

  1. the full monty informal something in its entirety

Origin of full monty

of unknown origin

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