1. noun Someone's disruptive or meddling involvement in military matters. If that long screwdriver turns up now, our top-secret mission is as good as over.
2. adjective Describing such tactics or methods. With all due respect, sir, your long-screwdriver approach is going to get my men killed!
See also: long
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