to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut

GGDINE

Senior Member
french
Hello everybody !

Is this english expression correct to mean in french " Il décide alors d'employer les grands moyens" ?

"He then decides to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut" ( with the following context: he wants to find a special spot in a foreign country, almost in the jungle and thousands kms from his home, but nobody can help him, so he uses google map and street view to find his place !)

Is this expression appropriate ?

Thank you by advance ;)
 
  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    Not really. "To use a sledgehammer to crack a nut" means "employer de trop grands moyens... avoir une réaction disproportionnée... tirer avec des canons sur des moineaux..."

    Such as using Google map to find the end of ones's own street.
     
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