early 15c., "piece of cloth of full size," as opposed to a piece cut out for a garment; figurative sense first attested 1570s.
Sykes approached the study believing that the Yeti legend may not be made up out of whole cloth.
"Milke may well be guilty, even if Saldate made up her confession out of whole cloth," Kozinski wrote.
One of them even warned that he suspected Curveball was a fabricator who had created his story out of whole cloth.
Let them point to the public doubts they themselves manufactured "out of whole cloth," as my father used to say.
How could his shoddy word weigh against Garrison's, fashioned from the whole cloth and with loyalty, love on Garrison's side?
That Eton captain is cut out of whole cloth; no shoddy there, by Jove!
My notion is, Brill lied out of whole cloth, but of course I'm not in a position to prove it.
Another romance out of the whole cloth by the Bourbon sthete!
Doubtless many of the stories one hears are of whole cloth; others may have only a slight basis in fact.
He just made that story out of whole cloth, 'cause he wants to get a situation.