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broad (brush) strokes

Vague or non-specific terms. I don't need every detail of the event—just tell me about it in broad brush strokes. Describe your idea in broad strokes, just so I can get a sense of it.
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broad brushstrokes

If you describe or show something in broad strokes or in broad brushstrokes, you describe or show only the main or general points or features of it and not the fine or exact details. The speech will lay out in broad strokes the two candidates' differing approaches towards how best to stimulate the economy. There's very little subtlety in the play. Its characters are painted in broad brushstrokes. Note: The image here is of an artist painting a picture roughly or quickly.
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Either its charcoal, thin layers of paint or the spontaneous rough broad brush strokes, Shahid Mirza seems to be enjoying a joyful intimacy with the mediums he has been working with for more than three decades.
Instead, it appears as if painting broad brush strokes is the order of the day.
When youre new in a job, as I was last year, you have the luxury of setting out a vision with broad brush strokes.
com/apple-iphone-7-rumors-ipad-pros-apple-pencil-could-support-iphone-7-7-plus-2016-2170455) Apple Pencil can detect broad brush strokes, fine flicks, and it'll even reject screen input from a palm resting on the screen.
The North East Combined Authority has released a statement of intent, setting out the broad brush strokes of leaders' negotiations with Government.
These are very broad brush strokes but, to be fair, Hooper's book questions stereotypes more frequently than it regurgitates them.
One of the downfalls of Excellent Sheep is that it has quite a few broad brush strokes.
The same chapter outlines, with broad brush strokes, the growing visibility of American culture in the post-World War I period, specifically highlighting the impact of jazz on Spanish poets, as well as the importance of increased cultural contact between U.
Writer Robert Evans appears to have employed broad brush strokes to appeal to a mainstream audience, but while the opener was relentlessly bright and breezy there was precious little substance.
The report is full of broad brush strokes and good intentions but the proof of its success will be how this is delivered on the ground and what impact it has.
To this reviewer the broad brush strokes depicting stagnation and change in European states over three centuries seem rather schematic, and a historian of science would no doubt find the stories of individual "inventors" and their collaborators that bring the analysis to life at intervals rather old-fashioned as well.
Studies that address evangelicalism in broad brush strokes miss these critical distinctions.
has seen only some broad brush strokes with little detail of how the transition from dictatorship to democracy will be implemented.
Using broad brush strokes allows him to give an initial wash of colour to provide the background upon which thicker paint is often applied using a palette knife.
The use of her broad brush strokes evoke a strong sense of confidence and at the same time tender vulnerability.