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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.
See also: judgment, pass

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.
See also: judgment, pass

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.
See also: judgement, pass