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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If you love cooking with fresh ingredients, you might as well hit two birds with one stone by growing herbs in your home.
However, my daughter's request made me think that instead of getting a personal record, I can hit two birds with one stone. I was able to get a new personal record and at the same time, I was able to arrive home early."
Hit two birds with one stone as you bring with you a bottle of water and a bunch of stories.
The only thing surprising is that it was the Toronto Raptors who beat the rest of the field, a move that may have just 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.
So Beijing is trying to hit two birds with one stone: a major discount for the second deal's gas and a lower price for the May agreement's supplies.
"They were trying to hit two birds with one stone."
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. On one hand, it is pushing the governmental cart away from the crisis in which it has been still standing, while on the other, it is flirting with the international monetary institutions which believed that the previous governments acted as acceptable and understanding interlocutors.
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. They were looking to avenge their 3-4 defeat to Al Ahli in the first-half of the league.
He called for action by the central government to ease the traffic situation and encourage residents of rural areas to stay "away from the capital." This would hit two birds with one stone. This would ease Beirut's traffic problems and encourage the development of rural areas, Ayyoub said.