made from whole cloth

made 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 made from whole cloth to me.
See also: cloth, made, whole
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I am] unable to find any such prohibition in the First, Sixth, Ninth, or any other Amendment to the United States Constitution," and, therefore, the Richmond doctrine is essentially made from whole cloth, Rehnquist wrote in his dissenting opinion.
Still, they feel like they're made from whole cloth.