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Meaning of 杀鸡焉用牛刀

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shā yān yòng niú dāo (Trad.: 殺雞焉用牛刀)
don't use a sledgehammer on a nut; aquila non capit muscam
Example Sentences
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Feature animation is an expensive business, and gynocentric films are seen as a niche too small to be worth the cost.
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Oracle
IT
Like so much of Oracle's software, these new components are tailored for heavy lifting in enterprise IT, but are likely to be ponderous overkill for all but the very largest, cloud-wary customers.
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Citing the European Convention of Human Rights, judges called the rule a disproportionate "sledgehammer" to crack a nut of unproven size.