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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

broad′-brush`



adj.
sweepingly comprehensive.
[1965–70]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
It's easy to dismiss Ackley Bridge as a broad-brush treatment of "Issues" facing teenagers in a multi-racial community - like something the League of Gentlemen's Legz Akimbo theatre group would come up with.
The association stated in the review petition that the court ought not to have taken a broad-brush approach in a matter which impacts millions of devotees of Lord Ayyappa.
"Every event has its unique characteristics so we're using that as a broad-brush first pass right now," he said of the benchmarks.
This is very much aimed at well managed hauliers and warehouse keepers as we are seeing that these types of clients are not being recognised at renewal by the incumbent insurers who are applying a broad-brush rating increase.'
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.
"There is simply no circumstance under which broad-brush, aggregate compensation and hours data can be used effectively on a grand scale to target employers for review.
With his broad-brush view of global politics, George Osborne has already begun his campaign to succeed David Cameron.
25, in Psychological Bulletin, is the first to take a broad-brush look at all the available peer-reviewed evidence regarding the psychosocial health benefits of volunteering for adults age 50 and older.
A study published online in Psychological Bulletin is the first to take a broad-brush look at all the available peer-reviewed evidence regarding the psychosocial health benefits of volunteering for adults age 50 and older.
Her broad-brush smears of the entire Islamic faith tradition remind us of similar smears against Catholics and Jews in the past."
Ministers' claims that the change could save up to PS100m a year are based on "tentative, broad-brush" estimates which do not bear out predictions of massive savings.