割鶏牛刀, かっけいぎゅうとう

  • kakkeigyūtō

Definition of 割鶏牛刀,かっけいぎゅうとう

noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • using a meat ax when a knife would suffice
  • taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut
  • using a grand-scale measure (a massive instrument) to deal with an insignificant problem

Related Kanji

proportion, comparatively, divide, cut, separate, split
chicken
cow
sword, saber, knife

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