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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.
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At the time, we were hitting two birds with one stone because while we were arresting video-karera operators, we were also able to arrest drug suspects since these machines were usually found in drug dens," said Sinas.
"It's like hitting two birds with one stone. First, the additional nurses will improve medical services in government-run hospitals and second, 13,578 jobless nurses will be given gainful employment," he earlier said.
"It's like hitting two birds with one stone. First, the additional nurses will improve medical services in government-run hospitals, and, second, 13,578 jobless nurses will be given gainful employments," he said.
As a way of hitting two birds with one stone, let us turn our focus today on antique and vintage furniture.
A cup of ginger tea the morning after a heavy night could be a cheap way of hitting two birds with one stone. You'll be replenishing some of that much-needed water and also getting an important shot of stomach-calming ginger.
"Turkey appears to be engaged in a strategy of hitting two birds with one stone by giving the impression of fighting ISIL while simultaneously starting operations against the PKK," wrote Lale Kemal, a columnist for Zaman newspaper, using one of the acronyms of the Islamic State group.
Kim Kardashian West is hitting two birds with one stone this week as she flies to Australia to support her husband Kanye West on his tour and promote her clothing collection.
"So when it comes to increasing iPSC yields, knocking down Jmjd3 is like hitting two birds with one stone," Rongfu Wang said.
Once you invest, it brings around consumption for free, hitting two birds with one stone. Therefore, if the government starts to invest rather than consume it will generate a more sustained effect on the economy.
"We're not just addressing the livelihood program, this is hitting two birds with one stone, we can also address the issue of peace and order," he said.
A committed vegan concerned about the effects of climate change, David approached Greenpeace with her work in the hopes of hitting two birds with one stone. It worked.
It is almost like hitting two birds with one stone, but more appropriately it is netting as much in a single haul.
Hitting two birds with one stone, Samsung's apt and clever marketing team decided to help fund the ALS cause while making fun of Apple's iPhone 5s at the same time according to Business Insider.
That is what I would call "hitting two birds with one stone." They promoted their shops, acknowledged and motivated their staff, and added human warmth to Twitter interactions with their customers.
'That way, we will be hitting two birds with one stone, meaning, through BBL we can help achieve peace in Mindanao and by having the plebiscite of the BBL during May 2017 barangay elections, we will save public money,' Tugna said.