One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Consider specified people to have the same faults.
- ‘Instead of helping the underclass he is tarring the whole community with the same brush.’
- ‘The Acomb crackdown should curb their activities, and those of the troublemakers who have tarred all teenagers with the same brush.’
- ‘But care should be taken with generalisations because of the danger of unjustifiably tarring all young people with the same brush.’
- ‘Like I said in another forum, its all well and good tarring people with the same brush, but beware that you don't end up attacking genuinely good people in the process.’
- ‘We have allowed your comment to remain in good faith and to show that we welcome debate and do not tar people with the same brush.’
- ‘When tarring people with the same brush is official government policy, then its going to be difficult to discourage people from doing likewise.’
- ‘As a result of such excess, the modest small business was afraid to speak out because all business was tarred with the one brush, he said.’
- ‘The landlord, for whom I act as agent, and I welcomed this report, but take offence at his ill-informed remarks, where she appears to be tarring most landlords with the same brush.’
- ‘Being human, it is all too easy to tar people with the same brush and see the religion as a threat.’
- ‘Maybe he has been to a few dodgy sessions and then has tarred all guitarists with the same brush!’
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