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English definition of “a sledgehammer to crack a nut”

a sledgehammer to crack a nut

disapproving
If you use a sledgehammer to crack a nut, you use much more force than is needed: 50 police officers to arrest two unarmed men is surely using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.Too much and unnecessary
(Definition of a sledgehammer to crack a nut from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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