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

  1. Proverb.  With limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminately.
  2. Proverb.  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.

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