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broad-brush

[ brawd-bruhsh ]
/ ˈbrɔdˌbrʌʃ /
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adjective
characterized by sweeping comprehensiveness with little attention to details: a broad-brush approach to reform.
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Origin of broad-brush

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for broad-brush

broadbrush
/ (ˈbrɔːdˌbrʌʃ) /

adjective
lacking full detail or information; incomplete or roughanything other than a broadbrush strategy for the industry will be overloaded with detail
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