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pass judgment (on someone or something)

To judge someone or something, especially hastily or preemptively. I know you usually don't like musicals, but don't pass judgment until you see this one for yourself. The president has been quick to pass judgment on those who speak out against her policies.
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pass ˈjudgement (on/about somebody/something)

(especially British English) (American English usually pass ˈjudgment (on/about somebody/something)) give your opinion about somebody/something, especially if this is critical: Don’t be too quick to pass judgement, you’re not perfect yourself, you know.
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A new exhibition fuses these two opinions by showing art commissioned to pass judgement on the city.
It saddens me when others ignore "Love thy neighbor as thy would thyself" and "Do not pass judgement unto others, lest you pass judgement onto yourself" while begetting intolerance and prejudice towards people by trying to impose their own beliefs.
It is easy for those outside to pass judgement from comfortable distances.
People are just really quick to pass judgement on you because your dad is with you.
Messinger, who is expected to pass judgement on the project Nov.
ICAB does not pass judgement or get involved in arbitration.
Now it's the turn of the financial markets to pass judgement.
Given the gloomy descriptions that generally accompany comments about prize-money in Britain whenever professionals are given the chance to pass judgement, a similar slide should have occurred last year, giving the BHA a perfect platform on which to construct its imminent levy claim.
A TOP bishop broke down and cried on live radio after claiming he could not pass judgement on fellow bishops even if they helped child abusers.
IT is not my wish to pass judgement as to how Northern Rock got into such a dreadful mess.