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The meaning of "a sledgehammer to crack a nut"

" A sledgehammer to crack a nut "
The use of excessive resources to overcome a small problem.
Using the air ambulance to get granny to hospital was a sledgehammer to crack a nut. She could walk perfectly well and we only live 200 yards away.
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