tar with the same brush
phrasal to mark or stain with the same fault or characteristic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tar with the same brush — If people are tarred with the same brush, they are said to have the same set of attributes or faults as someone they are associated with …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • tar with the same brush — ► tar with the same brush consider to have the same faults. Main Entry: ↑tar …   English terms dictionary

  • tar with the same brush — tar (someone) with the same brush to believe wrongly that someone or something has the same bad qualities as someone or something that is similar. I admit that some football supporters do cause trouble but it s not fair that we re all being… …   New idioms dictionary

  • tar with the same brush — phrasal : to mark or stain with the same fault or characteristic author and hero tended to melt into one … were tarred with the same brush William Troy * * * tar (someone) with the same brush see ↑tar, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑brush t …   Useful english dictionary

  • tar with the same brush —    When a person is tarred with the same brush, they are regarded as having the same faults or bad qualities as those they associate with.     Don t hang around with those guys or you ll be tarred with the same brush …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • tar with the same brush — verb To characterize using the same undesirable attribute, especially unjustly. They are both tarred with a dirty brush, and I cant have the Fellowships tarred with the same brush …   Wiktionary

  • tar with the same brush — See paint with the same brush …   English idioms

  • tar with the same brush — idi to regard as having the same unfavorable qualities as one whose shortcomings are known …   From formal English to slang

  • tar someone with the same brush — tar (someone) with the same brush see ↑tar, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑brush tar (someone) with the same brush : to think that (someone) has the same bad qualities and deserves the same blame or criticism as another person because of being connected or …   Useful english dictionary

  • tar someone with the same brush — tar (someone) with the same brush to believe wrongly that someone or something has the same bad qualities as someone or something that is similar. I admit that some football supporters do cause trouble but it s not fair that we re all being… …   New idioms dictionary

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