procrustean standard

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Noun1.procrustean standard - a standard that is enforced uniformly without regard to individuality
criterion, standard, touchstone, measure - a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
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By this Procrustean standard, a historical figure like John Brown would not have qualified.
It could be said that Mandy represents the artist who is alt-country by default, meaning that only the procrustean standards of mainstream country could block airplay of a voice whose progenitors so self-evidently include Cline, Ronstadt and Brenda Lee.