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15.10.2015 13:07:32

Was versteht darunter???? out of whole cloth

 
by azdoro
 
 
 
 
 
 
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this structure necessitates inventing virtually every moment in the film out of whole cloth
 
17.10.2015 14:42:40

Re: Was versteht darunter???? out of whole cloth

 
by Barbara55
 
 
 
 
 
 
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs.
to make something up out of whole cloth
Fig. to fabricate a story or a lie.
That's a lie. You just made up that story out of whole cloth.
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Another meaning is captured by Answers.com:
This expression is a hold over from the days when material was hand made and very expensive. If a garment was made new from material that had been custom made, it was said to be made of "whole cloth", not a patched garment...
So the expression "created out of whole cloth" generally is admiration for an excellently told tall tale that is usually a new story. Novels sometimes get their start this way.
 
19.10.2015 16:45:57

Re: Was versteht darunter???? out of whole cloth

 
by Fishnchips
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hi@all,

Suggested translation:

- Aufgrund dieser Struktur muss jede Minute im Film zwangsläufig frei erfunden werden

- Diese Struktur macht es zwingend notwendig, nahezu jede Minute im Film frei zu erfinden

Further suggestions welcome!

Regards,
Fishnchips
 
 

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