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Today I came across an idiom I have never before seen.
Joe Garagiola, his lifelong friend from the old neighborhood in St. Louis, a fellow catcher, and great raconteur, got a lot of mileage telling Yogi stories on the lecture circuit. He often reworded Yogi-isms to make them funnier, and some he made up out of whole cloth.
I understood from the context that he invented 'sayings' and attributed them to Berra. I researched this, and frankly, it still makes no sense to me. I also saw it worded as cut from the whole cloth. I can't get to how it's a falsification.
I know that to fabricate means to make up (as in lie); are the two related, or is this pure coincidence?