painted with the same brush

painted with the same brush

Unfairly judged or categorized as being the same as another person or thing, usually in a negative manner. Just because the CEO turned out to be a rotten scoundrel doesn't mean the entire company should be painted the with the same brush. There is absolutely a segment of video game enthusiasts who create a hostile and toxic environment online, but I hate the fact that all gamers are painted with the same brush.
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Damon, 47, sparked controversy when he said that there are different levels of behaviour and not all the men who have been accused should be painted with the same brush.
Thus, we were painted with the same brush as corrupt corporate entities who, when outed, react with damage control.
While complete agreement on all issues did not exist, they did agree on the tenets of the kingdom of God as the aggregate of local Baptist churches, closed communion, no alien immersion, no ecumenism, and Baptist successionism, and thus, the majority of Landmarkers were painted with the same brush.
Are they even able to recognize the pain and suffering of the victims - as well as the pain of innocent, dedicated clergy who are painted with the same brush as their perverted colleagues?
Whatever theory you choose, the entire Internet sector has been painted with the same brush, and many Internet blue chip companies are getting slammed at the same time.
We're lucky, because sports is perceived to be apolitical, but sometimes we're painted with the same brush as other news and entertainment operations.
But Platinum officials say they are being unfairly painted with the same brush as the old club.