- 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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- the full monty informal something in its entirety
of unknown origin
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