cut from whole cloth


cut from whole cloth
adj. fictitious, invented, made-up; completely false; having no factual base, without foundation in fact

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  • whole cloth — noun a) A newly made textile which has not yet been cut. Also called broad cloth. Mr. Does account of the accident was made from whole cloth. b) A complete fabrication. A lie with no basis in the truth. The plans for the widget were drawn from… …   Wiktionary

  • whole cloth — noun cloth of the full size as manufactured, as distinguished from a piece cut off for a garment or other item. Phrases out of (the) whole cloth N. Amer. informal with no basis in fact or reality …   English new terms dictionary

  • whole — /hoʊl / (say hohl) adjective 1. comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total. 2. containing all the elements properly belonging; complete: a whole set. 3. undivided, or in one …   Australian English dictionary

  • cut — adjective make or design (a garment) in a particular way: → cut cut verb (cutting; past and past participle cut) 1》 make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp tool or object. 2》 remove (something) from something larger by… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cut — cut1 W1S1 [kʌt] v past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reduce)¦ 2¦(divide something with a knife, scissors etc)¦ 3¦(make something shorter with a knife etc)¦ 4¦(remove parts from film etc)¦ 5¦(make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — v. & n. v. (cutting; past and past part. cut) 1 tr. (also absol.) penetrate or wound with a sharp edged instrument (cut his finger; the knife won t cut). 2 tr. & intr. (often foll. by into) divide or be divided with a knife etc. (cut the bread;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cloth of St Gereon — Cloth of Saint Gereon fragment …   Wikipedia

  • Cut glass — Glass Glass (gl[.a]s), n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. gl[ae]s; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, L. glaesum. Cf. {Glare}, n., {Glaze}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tapa cloth — Tapa from the Lau Island Group of Fiji. Tapa cloth (or simply tapa) is a bark cloth made in the islands of the Pacific Ocean, primarily in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji, but as far afield as Niue, Cook Islands …   Wikipedia

  • Face cloth — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English