broad-brush

ADJ: usu ADJ n
A broad-brush approach, strategy, or solution deals with a problem in a general way rather than concentrating on details.

Some voters like Perot's broad-brush approach on the economy.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • broad-brush — or broadbrush [brôd′brush΄] adj. 1. not specific; general [a broad brush view] 2. sweeping; indiscriminate [broad brush criticism] …   English World dictionary

  • broad-brush — broad ,brush adjective very general and without many details: a broad brush approach to the problem …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • broad-brush — broad′ brush adj. cvb sweepingly comprehensive • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • broad-brush — /brawd brush /, adj. characterized by sweeping comprehensiveness with little attention to details: a broad brush approach to reform. [1965 70] * * * broad brush UK US adjective very general and without many details a broad brush approach to the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • broad-brush — adjective General and sweeping in scope but lacking detail. He takes a broad brush approach to the study of history. See Also: paint with a broad brush …   Wiktionary

  • broad-brush — /brawd brush /, adj. characterized by sweeping comprehensiveness with little attention to details: a broad brush approach to reform. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • broad brush — see broad brush …   English dictionary

  • broad-brush — UK / US adjective very general and without many details a broad brush approach to the problem …   English dictionary

  • broad-brush — adjective Date: 1967 general, nonspecific …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • broad-brush — adjective lacking in detail and finesse …   English new terms dictionary

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