broad strokes

broad strokes
broad (brush) strokes if you describe a situation with broad strokes, you describe it in a very general way without giving any details.

The novel's historical background is filled in with broad brush strokes.

In a few broad strokes he summed up his beliefs.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • broad strokes — If something is described or defined with broad stokes, then only an outline is given, without fine details …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • broad strokes —    If something is described or defined with broad stokes, then only an outline is given, without fine details.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If something is described or defined with/in broad strokes, it is outlined in a very general… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Broad strokes —   If something is described or defined with broad stokes, then only an outline is given, without fine details …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • in broad strokes — in a general way, without giving details. Mostly, he talked in broad strokes about how his faith supports him every day. Etymology: based on the idea of painting with broad strokes (= wide marks made with a wide brush) …   New idioms dictionary

  • broad brush strokes — broad (brush) strokes if you describe a situation with broad strokes, you describe it in a very general way without giving any details. The novel s historical background is filled in with broad brush strokes. In a few broad strokes he summed up… …   New idioms dictionary

  • stroke — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 of a brush, pen, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ broad (often figurative), thick ▪ I will outline in broad strokes our main ideas. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Rauschenberg, Robert — orig. Milton Rauschenberg born Oct. 22, 1925, Port Arthur, Texas, U.S. U.S. painter and graphic artist. He studied under Josef Albers. His combine paintings of the 1950s, incorporating objects such as soda bottles, traffic barricades, and stuffed …   Universalium

  • Figure drawing — is an exercise in drawing the human body in its various shapes and positions. Life drawing refers to the process of drawing the human figure from observation of a live model. Figure drawing is arguably the most difficult subject an artist… …   Wikipedia

  • Maruyama Ōkyo — Crows, 1766; pair of sixfold screens; ink and gold on paper. In this Japanese name, the family name is Maruyama . Maruyama Ōkyo (円山 応挙, traditional characters: 圓山 應舉 …   Wikipedia

  • Tworkov, Jack — ▪ American artist born Aug. 15, 1900, Biała, Pol. died Sept. 4, 1982, Provincetown, Mass. U.S.  Polish born American painter, an exponent of the Abstract Expressionist movement whose style is characterized by gestural brushwork.       Tworkov… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”