Tar with the same brush - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
tar somebody/something with the same ˈbrush judge a whole group of people or things unfairly because of your bad experience with one or a few of them: Because his older brother had been a troublemaker at the school, Paul was automatically tarred with the same brush. It wasn’t fair!
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and for that reason, justly or not, those who have not milked the system are tar with the same brush
as the pigs in the trough.
I do not give much credence to percentages, and note your attempt, however unconscious, to tar with the same brush
all the other towns and cities mentioned.