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Difference between Cut from the same cloth and Cut out of whole cloth

cut from the same clothsaid of two or more people who are very similar:

  • Don’t assume that all women are cut from the same cloth. Jill won’t necessarily react the same way I did.

cut out of whole cloth—(also: made out of whole cloth) wholly fabricated or false:

  • We would never again wage a war for the wrong reasons, or even worse, for reasons cut out of whole cloth.