out of whole cloth

Definition of out of whole cloth

US, informal

  1. :  in order to trick someone into believing what is not true He would make up stories out of whole cloth just to stir up trouble.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

wholeplay
  1. :  free of wound or injury :  unhurt

    :  recovered from a wound or injury :  restored

    :  being healed

  1. :  a complete amount or sum :  a number, aggregate, or totality lacking no part, member, or element

    :  something constituting a complex unity :  a coherent system or organization of parts fitting or working together as one

  1. :  wholly, entirely

    :  as a complete entity

clothplay
  1. :  a pliable material made usually by weaving, felting, or knitting natural or synthetic fibers and filaments

    :  a similar material (as of glass)

    :  a piece of cloth adapted for a particular purpose


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