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sledgehammer

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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sledgehammersledge‧ham‧mer /ˈsledʒˌhæmə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  TZa large heavy hammer
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sledgehammerThe principle of proportionality - do not use a sledgehammer to crack a nut - is straight forward logic.If that is true, he is waving a magic wand with a sledgehammer on the end.Grandmother Sylvia Pye is breaking up wood with a sledgehammer at the roadside.For instance, many people learn in high school that alcohol is a depressant-a kind of chemical sledgehammer for the mind.That's the heavy sledgehammer that Blake is swinging.No gas, no needle, no sledgehammer.The lock shattered with a single blow of the sledgehammer and they were in.It did so by contrasting the answers from two workers who were busily wielding sledgehammers in a rock quarry.
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