tar sb/sth with the same brush

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British pronunciation/tˈɑː ˌɛsbˈiː slˈaʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ wɪððə sˈeɪm bˈʊʃ/
American pronunciation/tˈɑːɹ ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ wɪððə sˈeɪm bˈʊʃ/
to tar sb/sth with the same brush
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to unfairly assume that a person or thing is as same as someone or something that they are associated with

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to [tar] {sb/sth} with the same brush definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "tar someone or something with the same brush" and when to use it?

The origin of the phrase "tar someone or something with the same brush" can be traced back to the practice of using brushes to apply tar or paint to surfaces. In this context, if one brush was used to apply tar to a particular object, it would inevitably carry traces of the tar. If another object was subsequently painted with the same brush, it would also acquire those traces, regardless of whether or not it deserved the same treatment. It is commonly employed in discussions related to prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, or biased judgments.

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It is unfair to tar all politicians with the same brush, as there are individuals who genuinely work for the betterment of society.
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