five-thousand-mile screwdriver
 n.— «When people say, ‘You screwed up the postwar plan,’ what people don’t understand is that we had all kinds of plans. But when Bremer”—Paul Bremer, who was appointed by President Bush to oversee the rebuilding of Iraq—“went over there, he was given autonomy over all kinds of plans that he didn’t implement. The Secretary didn’t want to use the five-thousand-mile screwdriver.”» —“A Little Learning” by Jeffrey Goldberg New Yorker May 9, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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