pass judgment


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Related to pass judgment: in accord, inclined to, falling short

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 judgment (on someone or something)

to make a judgment about someone or something. I should not pass judgment on you, but I certainly could give you some good advice about how to be more pleasant. The judge passed judgment on the defendant, who was then taken away to prison.
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As a physician executive, you are paid to give advice and pass judgment, but it's a matter of timing.
But Drilon, a Liberal Party vice chair, was quick to clarify that his call was not meant to pass judgment on the qualifications of presidential aspirant Sen.
MyFox Detroit reported, during an interview with Detroit's Channel 95.5's Mojo in the Morning radio show on Wednesday, Brown said he critiques those who pass judgment on the world's top golfer, reports News.com.au.
The same ridiculous protocol that prevented her from telling Lucian Freud where to stick his hatchet-faced portrait of her means she can't pass judgment on Rolf's much warmer and affectionate image.
The Liverpool tribunal did not pass judgment on whether Mr Cockill was guilty of this but said he had warranted dismissal by appearing in the Press.
The Chelsea defender is well qualified to pass judgment because he won the World Cup with France in 1998 and twice clinched the Champions League - with Marseille against AC Milan in 1993 and the following season for AC Milan in a 4-0 battering of Barcelona.
Festina team director Bruno Roussel, who said that Voet was not even going to be part of the Tour de France team, complained yesterday that peopl e were rushing to pass judgment before the facts were known.
It is so easy to pass judgment on this young person.
On Drag, lang is inhaling all over the place--flying on the high of love's fix, bottoming out when the buzz wears off, but refusing to pass judgment on either altered state.
Q: We engaged you, for a small fee, to pass judgment on Barbaralee Diamonstein's new book.
Woodward has been accused, he says, of being a "presentist, a moralist, an ironist, and a one-time activist, of being a chronicler with a weakness for history-with-a-purpose and one influenced by a theologian [Reinhold Niebuhr].' He has faced "the still graver charge of being a historian, presumably dedicated to fact, who is inspired by fiction [by the works of Faulkner and Robert Penn Warren].' He himself declines to pass judgment on the accuracy of such charges.
Alan said he would assume "good faith" on the part of the complainant, and added that this would be one time he would rather not pass judgment on Pia.
The Daily Mirror has been more sympathetic than most papers to Leslie, believing that until we hear his side of the story it is unfair to pass judgment.
It does not pass judgment on which parent they should live with.
At this point, Nicodemus speaks up: "Does our law permit us to pass judgment on a man unless we have first given him a hearing and learned the facts?" Like anyone who calls for deliberation and procedural fairness in the face of a mob bent on vigilante justice, Nicodemus is then accused of being a traitor.