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The Full Monty

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THE FULL MONTY (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Greenburn Book 1

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance reflection reels on own sides with 1s dancing out to start
9-16 1s cast 1 place as 2s dance up and 1s turn RH, 1s dance LSh round 4th corner and meet in middle holding LH each facing 2nd corners
17-24 1s+2nd corners set and 1s turn inwards to face 4th corner and set turning anticlockwise to face 1st corners 1s+1st corners set and 1s turn inwards to face 3rd corner and set
25-32 1s dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners and twirl round to face 1st corner, 1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners and end 2nd place own side

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The full monty is a British slang phrase of uncertain origin meaning 'the whole lot'.

An American equivalent might be 'the whole ball of wax' or 'the whole enchilada'. It is generally used to mean "'everything which is necessary, appropriate, or possible; 'the works'", and has been in common usage in the north of England for many years.

An equivalent Scottish phrase is 'the whole nine yards' coming from the length of material required to make a full sized kilt.

The Full Monty is also a 1997 British comedy film which tells the story of six unemployed men, who decide to form a male striptease act. In the final frames of the film the six men remove every single item of clothing.

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