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Post time 2005-2-3 18:45:15 |Display all floors
Conficius said:" Don't kill mosquitos with SAM rockets"

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Post time 2005-2-3 19:12:48 |Display all floors

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did the Master say "rockets?"

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Post time 2005-2-3 19:36:04 |Display all floors

Conficius said:" Don't kill mosquitos with SAM rockets"

Conficius said:" Don't kill mosquitos with SAM rockets"
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SAM (surface to air missile) 地对空导弹 :)   boooooooooom~~~~

老夫子的话的意思,杀鸡焉用牛刀。

《论语》学得不好,不知道原话, Very Sorry...

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Post time 2005-2-4 03:51:32 |Display all floors

nobody says "SAM rockets"

"SAM" means "Surface to Air Missile."  In this case, "missile" means the same as "rocket."  Nobody would say "Surface to Air Missile rocket."  Say SAMs.  The added "s" indicates plural.

The phrase is "don't use an elephant to kill an ant."

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Post time 2005-2-4 09:25:37 |Display all floors

This sentence also appeared in one of the thief topic movies, played by Catherin

and Shean Connary.

I remember it now.

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Post time 2005-2-4 13:00:14 |Display all floors

in the movie "Entrapment"

The secret code to open the gate of the vault is "don't use a cannon to kill a mosquito."

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Post time 2005-2-4 18:19:58 |Display all floors

or perhaps

"don't use a sledgehammer to crack a walnut"

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