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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail

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  • With limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminately
  • If a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.

Etymologies

Likely traditional. In this form, perhaps from Abraham Maslow, The Psychology of Science, 1966, page 15 and his earlier book Abraham H. Maslow (1962), Toward a Psychology of Being: (Wiktionary)

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