What's the "een" in Halloween?
The totality; everything; the whole thing; the WHOLE SHEBANG: went with the odd-looking ship, built a press platform in front of it, had power brought in for press lights, ''the whole nine yards''/ guys in black tie passing champagne and the whole nine yards/ Floods. Fires. The whole nine yards
[1960s+ Army & Air Force; origin unknown; perhaps based on the load of a concrete mixing and hauling truck, which normally comes in a nine-yard and a ten-yard size; perhaps based on yard, ''one hundred dollars,'' rather than on the linear or cubic measure]