Posted by R. Berg on August 19, 2003
In Reply to: Blunt instrument posted by Matt Gillett on August 19, 2003
: Can anyone tell me if the term 'blunt instrument' is part of a cliche (eg. a blunt instrument for a sharp problem)?
: I've often heard it used on its own - referring to something as a blunt instrument - but I have a vague recollection of hearing the longer version at some stage.
Calling someone's mind or wit a blunt instrument is a bit of a cliché, yes.