lump together

Also found in: Legal, Idioms.
Related to lump together: poo-pooing
alles in einen Topf werfen

w>lump together

vt sep
(= put together)zusammentun; bookszusammenstellen; expenses, moneyzusammenlegen
(= judge together) persons, topicsin einen Topf werfen, über einen Kamm scheren; he lumped all the soldiers together as traitorser urteilte all die Soldaten pauschal als Verräter ab
References in classic literature ?
It is a fine encouragement to servants to be honest; and to be sure, if I have taken a little something now and then, others have taken ten times as much; and now we are all put in a lump together.
But critics say the letters will misleadingly lump together pensions with jobseekers' allowances and benefits as "welfare".
First, the lingua franca of cognitive science is the issue of the modular decomposition of the mind but formal semantics has partly moved away from it: the sophisticated logical models of meaning in current use typically lump together all aspects of meaning in a big ~semantics-cum-pragmatics~.
If they begin to lump together at high temperatures, you end up growing nanofibers of many different, larger sizes," Melechko said.
TO expect Birmingham Children's Hospital to lump together monies collected by lots of kind people into one big pot is just not on.
There now seems to be a growing tendency in some of our Ontario Catholic school boards to lump together saints like Mother Teresa and St.
No one would ever lump together people in the first 44 years of their life and assume that, for example, the aspirations and interests of a two-year-old could be compared with those of a 42-year-old.