tar people with the same brush

tar (someone or something) with the same brush

To unfairly categorize someone or something 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 we should tar the entire company with the same brush. There is absolutely a segment of video game enthusiasts who create a hostile and toxic environment online, but tarring all gamers with the same brush does a disservice to the community.
See also: brush, same, tar

tar people with the same brush

consider specified people to have the same faults.
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People shouldn't tar people with the same brush just because we live in the same area."
"It's ridiculous, and to tar people with the same brush is just absolutely crazy.