generalize about (someone or something)

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generalize about (someone or something)

To consider a specific situation in broad or vague terms. Quit generalizing about their divorce—none of us know what's really going on there. We shouldn't generalize about a situation as complicated as healthcare.
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generalize about someone or something

 and generalize on someone or something
to interpret someone or something in very general terms. Sometimes it isn't wise to generalize about a complicated issue. She is very complex and it is difficult to generalize on her.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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