A simile for someone being over-qualified for a given task. From Nicolson’s enchanting book about Sissinghurst.
It was like having the engineer on the Aswan dam supervise the building of your pond. Why was he doing it?
Source: Adam Nicolson, Sissinghurst: An unfinished history (London: Harper Press, 2009), p. 290
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