broad-brush

Related to broad-brush: introspective

broad-brush

(brôd′brŭsh′)
adj.
Sweepingly general in scope or thrust: a broad-brush approach to improving public schools.

broad′-brush`



adj.
sweepingly comprehensive.
[1965–70]
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the proposal should provide a broad-brush employee assistance program (eap).
Recognizing the vastness of the technical literature on biochemical adaptation, Somero, Lockwook, and Tomanek tease out a broad-brush perspective on the principal strategies of biochemical adaptation in the three domains of life: Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya, describing strategies common to all three and adaptations unique to certain taxa.
With his broad-brush view of global politics, George Osborne has already begun his campaign to succeed David Cameron.
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Her broad-brush smears of the entire Islamic faith tradition remind us of similar smears against Catholics and Jews in the past.
Gould said this report from the Crime Commission is full of words like maybe, could be, suspected and potential, adding nobody has been named, no club has been named and no sport has been named, and it's a broad-brush condemnation of Australian sport everywhere.
In a new report, the Communities Committee said that the assumptions on which the Government based its arguments are "so tentative, broad-brush and qualified as to provide little assurance that the financial benefits suggested will be achieved".
The importance of the concept lies in its challenge to governmental secrecy, and this is perhaps the most important theme to emerge from this inevitably broad-brush treatment of the subject.
We testified that the Commission is taking an unwarranted broad-brush approach with these proposed designations which incorporate numerous buildings that lack merit.
And while it's impossible to broad-brush these groups because all real estate players (regardless of where they're from) make business decisions that lead them in different directions on a daily basis, there are still some discernible fiefdoms.
But Tony Spensley, owner of the Dickens Inn in Middlesbrough, says a broad-brush approach won't work across all industries.