Complete Definition of "whole cloth"

English

Etymology
From whole + cloth.

Noun
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  1. A newly made textile which has not yet been cut. Also called broad cloth.
  2. A complete fabrication. A lie with no basis in the truth.

#: Mr. Doe's account of the accident was made from whole cloth.

  1. Something made completely new, with no history, and not based on anything else.

#: The plans for the widgit were drawn from whole cloth.

Quotations
"And, mind you, emotions are among the toughest things in the world to manufacture out of whole cloth; it is easier to manufacture seven facts than one emotion."<br>
&mdash; Mark Twain (Life on the Missippi, Chapter 27)

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