kill two birds with one stone


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kill two birds with one stone

Fig. to solve two problems at one time with a single action. John learned the words to his part in the play while peeling potatoes. He was killing two birds with one stone. I have to cash a check and make a payment on my bank loan. I'll kill two birds with one stone by doing them both in one trip to the bank.
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kill two birds with one stone

to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one I killed two birds with one stone and saw some old friends while I was in Louisiana visiting my parents.
See also: bird, kill, one, stone, two

kill two birds with one stone

to manage to do two things at the same time instead of just one, because it is convenient to do both I killed two birds with one stone and saw some old friends while I was in Leeds visiting my parents.
See also: bird, kill, one, stone, two

kill two birds with one stone

Achieve two ends with a single effort, as in As long as I was in town on business, I thought I'd kill two birds and visit my uncle too . This expression is so well known that it is often shortened, as in the example. [c. 1600]
See also: bird, kill, one, stone, two
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