hit two birds with one stone

hit two birds with one stone

To complete, achieve, or take care of two tasks at the same time or with a singular series of actions; to solve two problems with one action or solution. (A variant of the more common "kill two birds with one stone.") I might as well hit two birds with one stone and drop off my tax return while I'm at the mall for the computer part I need. Bike-to-work plans are a great way of hitting two birds with one stone: getting more exercise while cutting down on the cost of your daily commute.
See also: bird, hit, one, stone, two
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With just one shot, BM was able to hit two birds with one stone.
Far Eastern University hit two birds with one stone by handing Ateneo a pair of stunning defeats in both UAAP volleyball divisions to highlight yesterday's four-game bill at the Mall of Asia Arena.
With Google seemingly moving forward with its plan to launch a new music streaming service, it could hit two birds with one stone.
We can actually hit two birds with one stone - achieve the health purpose of this bill and, at the same time, achieve the revenue purpose of this bill," he added.
Thus, governments can seize this occasion of WWD and the very relevant theme of this year to hit two birds with one stone.
On that day, the AKP aimed to hit two birds with one stone -- Abdullah Eucalan's public call for the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to lay down its weapons and at the same time a photograph of the HDP and the AKP standing together with the goal of reigniting the public perception that the two parties had made a deal behind closed doors.
And while the Islamic party wishes to benefit from the experience of the Rally of Independents, since its leader Salaheddine Mezouar was a finance and economy minister in the previous governments, it wants to hit two birds with one stone.
According to an online publication, the Hollywood actress was heard telling a pal that the pictures have hit two birds with one stone.
THE BJP on Thursday hit two birds with one stone when it released the names of its leaders to lead a nationwide campaign against the UPA government policies on November 21, a day before the winter session of Parliament begins.
I'm gonna try to hit two birds with one stone in this column.
Muharraq attempted to hit two birds with one stone.
The session, titled "Drug anti-counterfeiting and regulation reporting: how to hit two birds with one stone and benefit patient safety
With intercropping, we can hit two birds with one stone, so to speak.
He hit two birds with one stone as he threw under the bus the much maligned defensive tendencies of self-proclaimed best player in the world Harden and the defensively inept Cowboys.
Khoury added that the Iranian regime, which is already under pressure at home because of the controversial presidential elections in June, wanted to hit two birds with one stone.