full monty

[ mon-tee ]
/ ˈmɒn ti /

noun Chiefly British Slang.

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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British Dictionary definitions for full monty

full monty
/ (ˈmɒntɪ) /


the full monty informal something in its entirety

Word Origin for full monty

of unknown origin
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