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A man with a hammer

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on December 03, 2009 at 09:10

In Reply to: A man with a hammer posted by Mark Hales on December 01, 2009 at 10:31:

: Are you familiar with the phrase and do you know the origin of: "To a man with a hammer, a lot of things look like a nail."?

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations lists this as "late 20th century saying, mainly North American". In other words, no known originator, just a recently-coined proverb. (VSD)