verb (used with or without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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Example sentences from the Web for sledgehammer
So what I’m suggesting is a self-administered sledgehammer to the ideas or values behind your grievance.Carolyn Hax: How to make acceptance a holiday tradition|Carolyn Hax|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
Beside the sledgehammer threat of the PPP tax issue, several other emergency programs for small businesses are scheduled to expire at year-end unless Congress extends them.The IRS effectively canceled the tax break that made PPP loans so valuable|Geoffrey Colvin|December 7, 2020|Fortune
Even before the sledgehammer blow of the pandemic hit publishers, their ad revenue was being eaten away by the global tech giants.Can automated self-serve ad sales slash publishers’ overhead?|DanAds|November 2, 2020|Digiday
I remember seeing that scene with the sledgehammer and being pretty shocked when I was younger.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper|Marlow Stern|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Thursday Sledgehammer games released a teaser for the “new era” of Call of Duty, which is set for release this November.Kevin Spacey and the Most Inexplicable Celebrity Video Game Cameos|Amy Zimmerman|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Democrats, until this week wholly on the defensive, have now been handed a huge sledgehammer.
And not only has France failed to mend, it has picked up a sledgehammer.
Ugh, that scene where she puts the block of wood in between his ankles and just smashes them with a sledgehammer … Ugh.‘Kick-Ass 2’ Star Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s Favorite Movie Villains|Christopher Mintz-Plasse|August 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One was the presence of a German shepherd dog in the laboratory, its head crushed as if with a sledgehammer.The Day Time Stopped Moving|Bradner Buckner
Dark, and shining like wet rubber, the shape resembled nothing so much as that of a great, double-headed sledgehammer.Wild Folk|Samuel Scoville
For myself, though I received only a backhanded blow on the chest, I staggered as if I had been struck with a sledgehammer.In the Days of My Youth|Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
Not one of his sledgehammer smashes reached their mark, and the round closed without a blow having landed.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
Up went a sledgehammer hand, coated with red hair, to scratch the heavy jowl contemplatively, and Max thought of a gorilla.A Soldier of the Legion|C. N. Williamson