cut from whole cloth

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cut from whole cloth

Completely fictional or utterly false; totally made up. A reference to tailors who would falsely advertise garments being "cut out of whole cloth," when in reality, they were pieced together from different cuts. To be honest, I don't believe a word he says—it sounds like it's cut from whole cloth to me.
See also: cloth, cut, whole
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My greatest revelation was to read a wire service story I knew had been cut from whole cloth, presented in a bar in Tudo Street as if in application for a Pulitzer Prize.