full monty

• 'the whole lot', 'all that is desired'. There are a few meanings proposed for the phrase 'the full monty', but the most commonly accepted one is that it comes from a gambling term where the 'monte' (spanish for mountain) is the kitty or 'pot' of money in the middle of the table. This has been changed to the spelling 'monty'.

Londonisms dictionary. 2014.

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  • full monty — n the full monty informal the whole amount of something that people want and expect ▪ The ice cream was covered in sauce, nuts, chocolate the full monty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • full monty — (UK) If something is the Full Monty, it is the real thing, not reduced in any way …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • full monty — full′ mon′ty [[t]ˈmɒn ti[/t]] n. chiefly brit. sl. the, the whole thing; everything that can or should be included • Etymology: 1985–90; orig. uncert.; perh. from Montague Burton, British tailors, with reference to the purchase of a full (3… …   From formal English to slang

  • Full Monty — The Full Monty The Full Monty : Le Grand Jeu Titre original The Full Monty Titre québécois Le Grand Jeu Réalisation Peter Cattaneo Acteurs principaux Robert Carlyle Tom Wilkinson Mark Addy Scénario Simon Beaufoy …   Wikipédia en Français

  • full monty — /fʊl ˈmɒnti/ (say fool montee) Colloquial –noun 1. everything; the full extent: we don t want half the story – give us the full monty. 2. a striptease ending in complete nudity. 3. a state of complete nudity. –phrase 4. go (or do) the full monty …   Australian English dictionary

  • Full monty — 1. everything; the lot: It s no use giving only part of the story we need the full monty ; 2. male striptease act ending in complete nudity; 3. state of complete nakedness: I was caught in the full monty ; 4. complete; total: the full monty… …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • full monty — Australian Slang 1. everything; the lot: It s no use giving only part of the story we need the full monty ; 2. male striptease act ending in complete nudity; 3. state of complete nakedness: I was caught in the full monty ; 4. complete; total: the …   English dialects glossary

  • full monty — [[t]f ʊl mɒ̱nti[/t]] N SING: the N (approval) You use the full monty to describe something that impresses you because it includes everything that you could possibly expect it to include. [BRIT, INFORMAL] There was everything from simple piano to… …   English dictionary

  • full monty — /mon tee/, n. Chiefly Brit. Slang. the, the whole thing; everything that can or should be included. [1985 90; orig. uncert.; perh. from Montague Burton, British tailors, with reference to the purchase of a full (3 piece) suit as being the full… …   Universalium

  • full monty — /mon tee/, n. Chiefly Brit. Slang. the, the whole thing; everything that can or should be included. [1985 90; orig. uncert.; perh. from Montague Burton, British tailors, with reference to the purchase of a full (3 piece) suit as being the full… …   Useful english dictionary

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