Definition of whole cloth in English:
Cloth of the full size as manufactured, as distinguished from a piece cut off for a garment or other item.
- The distinctive patterns of quilts are created from sewn-together pieces of cloth, appliquéd cutout designs, or a solid piece of fabric called whole cloth.
- These quilts - some pieced, others whole cloth and coming in all sizes from crib to king size - tell a story of hard work, dedication and a heart of compassion for impoverished people around the world.
- First, take a piece of whole cloth, the fibers of which crisscross in a way similar to that of the skin of the perineum, and try to tear it in half.
out of (the) whole cloth
- North American informal With no basis in fact or reality: she created conspiracy theories out of the whole clothMore 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 whole cloth in:
- US English dictionary
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