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Something made completely new, with no history, and not based on anything else.

The plans for the widget were drawn from whole cloth.

Additional definitions for 'whole cloth':

whole clothA newly made textile which has not yet been cut.
whole clothThe fictitious material from which complete fabrications, lies with no basis in truth, are made.
whole clothin full extent, wholesale, entirely, without changes or additions
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