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A term derived from the garment industry, meaning of high quality and/or genuine. Since material that was made of one consistent fibre, such as wool, was often thought of as being best for clothing, and since fabric that was made in yard widths was best for hand tailors to work on, this was considered the criteria for excellence.
A:" Have you seen the new girl in the accounts department?"
B:"Oh, yeah - All wool and a yard wide, with those legs!"
by D F Stuckey April 06, 2004
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