out of whole cloth


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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  • 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

  • out of whole cloth — idi without foundation in fact; fictitious …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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

  • whole cloth — noun Cloth in its full manufactured size (cut out of whole cloth (N Am inf) wholly fabricated, utterly false) • • • Main Entry: ↑whole …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • whole cloth — noun Date: 1840 pure fabrication usually used in the phrase out of whole cloth < the theory was created out of whole cloth > …   New Collegiate Dictionary