fashion out of

fashion (something) out of (something else)

To use something as the template or model for the way in which something else is created or developed. We fashioned a makeshift table out of a few empty crates. You can fashion your lesson plans out of ones from previous teachers.
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fashion something out of something

to make something from something; to convert something into something else. He tried to fashion a dog out of balloons. Elaine was expert at fashioning a bow out of chocolate.
See also: fashion, of, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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