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English definition of “tar sb with the same brush”

tar sb with the same brush

to think that someone has the same bad qualities as another person: Because they worked so closely in the same department, John was tarred with the same brush as Tim.Linking and relatingRegarding and concerning
(Definition of tar sb with the same brush from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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