The word 'critical" has three meanings which are dangerous, important, and disapproving. The purpose of this blog is to examine important or over-looked cultural, political, artistic, or historical issues of our time. Also, this blog is intended to be educational.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Origins of Common Expressions, No. 22: Go The Whole Nine Yards
Go The Whole Nine Yards
Meaning: To try one’s best
History: World War II Fighter pilots received a 9-yard chain of ammunition.
Therefore, when a pilot used all of his ammunition on one target, he gave it
“the whole 9 yards.”