can't be in two places at once

can't be in two places at once

To be unable to exist in two or more places or do two or more things simultaneously. I don't know what more the boss wants me to do—I can't be in two places at once! I told you already, I'll come help you in a minute, sweetie. I'm cooking dinner, I can't be in two places at once.
See also: once, place, two
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One cannot be in two places at once.

Prov. You cannot be in more than one place or do more than one thing at the same time. Child: Mom! Mom! Come help me wash my hair! Mother: Just a minute! I'm putting clean sheets on your bed right now, and I can't be in two places at once.
See also: cannot, once, one, place, two
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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