Definition of 'blunt instrument'
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Men on the other hand are blunt instruments. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Of course, the trouble with fiscal stimulus is that it is a blunt instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The lamb and the ram were attacked with a blunt instrument, which may have been a piece of wood. Times, Sunday Times (2016)ETFs are, to a certain extent, blunt instruments. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is also the problem that it is a blunt instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then it struck me with the force of a blunt instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She had been battered with a blunt instrument. The Sun (2009)No blunt instrument of a privacy law could sort this lot out. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Many would probably agree that government is a very blunt instrument for tackling many problems. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet the scope for our industry to support economic recovery has been jeopardised by the blunt instrument of tax. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the crisis shows it is better to hit a service with a blunt instrument than no instrument at all. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The law is necessary often but it's a very blunt instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The 26-year-old suspect was allegedly caught hitting his victim over the head with a blunt instrument. The Sun (2008)Banks have warned that the move would be a blunt instrument and could hit first-time buyers particularly hard. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I used to be a bit of a blunt instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A post mortem found she had been battered to death with a blunt instrument. The Sun (2010)Modern hair colour is not just safe, it's also much less of a blunt instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was, as many critics insisted, a blunt instrument. Times, Sunday Times (2009)History suggests that a blunt instrument like this may be effective - but some patients will suffer by not being referred when they should have been. Times, Sunday Times (2008)General elections are, in any case, blunt instruments. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At the moment, the stop and search law is a blunt instrument, not a detection tool. The Sun (2008)This is dreadful to say, but he punched, kicked or used a blunt instrument throughout her body. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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