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On Thursday, 26 October 2017 18:05:43 UTC+1, Tony Cooper  wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:33:48 -0700 (PDT), Whisky-dave
><whisky.dave@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> >I heard the other night on TV  regading bombers, that the expression the whole 9 yards comes from
the belt lengh of the guns on the B-17    as in give them the whole or full 9 yards.
> >
> >I always thought it was an american football term ;-0
> >
> 
> Nine yards has no real significance in American football.  It's a gain
> or loss in yardage, but the significant measurement is ten yards.  If
> a team gains ten yards or more in their series of plays, the next down
> is a first down and they have four more downs in possession.

As clear as mud :-)

or a bakers dozen.