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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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This design, featured on the blog 'To Work With My Hands,' hits two birds with one stone.
The supposed grand plan hits two birds with one stone: to pit Arab against Arab until they are too weak to face Israel, and to gather the Sunnis against Shiite Iran, foment a sectarian crossborder conflict, and "encircle" Iran.