made up out of whole cloth


made up out of whole cloth
(made up) out of whole cloth to be completely invented.

The whole article was a fairy tale, made up out of whole cloth.


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  • made up out of whole cloth — See: OUT OF WHOLE CLOTH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • made up out of whole cloth — See: OUT OF WHOLE CLOTH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of whole cloth — (made up) out of whole cloth to be completely invented. The whole article was a fairy tale, made up out of whole cloth …   New idioms dictionary

  • out of whole cloth — phrasal : out of pure fabrication : without basis a tissue of lies made up out of whole cloth Current History * * * out of whole cloth see ↑whole cloth above. • • • Main Entry: ↑whole * * * out of (the) whole cloth …   Useful english dictionary

  • make up out of whole cloth — make (something) up out of whole cloth American, American if a story or excuse is made up out of whole cloth, it is not true. Yet the explanation was too strange for Joan to have made up out of whole cloth …   New idioms dictionary

  • make something up out of whole cloth — make (something) up out of whole cloth American, American if a story or excuse is made up out of whole cloth, it is not true. Yet the explanation was too strange for Joan to have made up out of whole cloth …   New idioms dictionary

  • whole cloth — (USA) If something is made out of whole cloth, it is a fabrication and not true …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cloth — noun 1 (U) material used especially for making clothes: cotton cloth 2 (C) a piece of cloth used to cover a table; tablecloth 3 (C) a piece of cloth used for a particular purpose: She rubbed at the stain with a damp cloth. | dishcloth/floorcloth… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whole — [hōl] adj. [ME (Midland) hool, for hol, hal < OE hal, healthy, whole, hale: akin to Ger heil, ON heill < IE base * kailo , sound, uninjured, auspicious > Welsh coel, omen] 1. a) in sound health; not diseased or injured b) Archaic healed …   English World dictionary

  • whole — wholeness, n. /hohl/, adj. 1. comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance. 2. containing all the elements properly… …   Universalium