The whole 9 yards (fact)

I’m sure many people are familiar with that phrase. “The whole 9 yards”. But I wonder how many people actually know where that saying comes from. I thought it had something to do with football lol

actually it is referring to the us navy hellcat fighter airplane that had 6 .50cal guns which the ammunition belt loaded onto it contained 400 rounds and the belt was 9 yards in length.

So if I pilot unloaded all he had into a target or enemy plane he was giving them the “whole 9 yards”

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