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Daemon
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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. More...

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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.
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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.
Adyl Mouhei
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Meaning of ‘Cut out of Whole Cloth’ Idiom

When something is cut out of whole cloth it is completely made up or invented. In other words, this idiom refers to total fabrication or complete fiction.

Usage
Often used as “made out of whole cloth” or “made up out of whole cloth.” Made up reflects the literal meaning of the idiom with another idiom, as in ‘he made up a lie.’

“The candidate claimed the article about his wrongdoings was cut out of whole cloth and completely untrue.”

“You know as well as I do those projections are cut out of whole cloth.”
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Dragonsblood...
The word 'dragonsblood' took its origin from a false opinion of the dragon's combat with the elephant.

'Take dragonsblood, beat it in a mortar, and put it in a cloth with aqua vitae, and strain them together.'
-Henry Peacham.
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