Definition of broad-brush in English:


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  • Lacking in detail and subtlety: a broad-brush measure of inflation
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    • The Bacon reports introduced broad-brush measures designed to dampen demand, most notably the restriction of interest relief for investors.
    • Last Thursday, in a speech to the Corporate Council on Africa, Bush outlined a broad-brush agenda on Africa, including an end to Congo's war.
    • As always in Asia, the broad-brush picture hides many fine details.


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  • An approach characterized by a lack of detail or subtlety: it’s obvious the Democrats and Republicans paint each other with a broad brush
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    • The NY Times wields a broad brush and paints the NBA coaches black and white.
    • O'Brien paints American Muslims with a broad brush.
    • The first step can be labeled a broad-brush approach in order to separate it from later steps.

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