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the full monty


Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) being completely bankrupt

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b) an incredible story

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c) including everything you could expect

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the full monty’ means everything which is necessary, appropriate, or possible ; ’the works’.

Since the 1997 film The Full Monty, which features a group of men in Sheffield learning to strip, the phrase has acquired an additional usage meaning removing every item of clothing, or going all the way.

French translation

l’ensemble, la totale

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Examples in context

’T-Mobile launches ’unlimited’ phone deal

The Full Monty tariff, offering ’all you can eat’ calls, texts and internet usage, could spark price war among networks. T-Mobile has thrown down the gauntlet to the other mobile providers after launching a phone tariff offering unlimited calls, texts and internet access.’

guardian.co.uk, 1 Feb. 2012

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’TSA Agents Conduct ‘Full Monty’ Pat-Down On Henry Kissinger

Even a Nobel Peace Prize winner can’t avoid a pat-down.

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger got searched by a Transportation Security Administration employee while going through a security checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport in New York Friday, The Washington Post reports.

Kissinger, who was in a wheelchair, was told by a TSA agent that he needed to be searched.

washington.cbslocal.com, 14 May 2012

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Everyday usage

Why has the Prime Minister let his minister for buzz cuts pull a full monty on our students and our not for profit communities ?

There was everything from simple piano to a full orchestra ; the full monty.


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