North American informal With no basis in fact or reality: she created conspiracy theories out of the whole cloth
More example sentences
- These modern versions of ancient traditions are often created out of whole cloth, but they offer the pleasure of enjoying an old-time religion without engaging one's own past.
- Italian performer Ennio Marchetto talks about creating celebrities out of whole cloth.
- But if you have to create a brand out of whole cloth - well, that's more of an art.
Definition of out of the whole cloth in:
- The US English dictionary