two birds with one stone

two birds with one stone

Two tasks completed, achieved, or taken care of at the same time or with a singular series of actions; two problems solved with one action or solution. Typically used with the verbs "kill" or "hit." I might as well kill 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, one, stone, two
References in classic literature ?
I could not let him go unpunished and so I have killed two birds with one stone: to appease the mob I gave them a victim and at the same time punished a miscreant."
"Suppose we go and have some jellies at Dutton's," and the rogue Jos, willing to kill two birds with one stone. "Devilish fine gal at Dutton's."
"True" Socialism appeared to kill these two birds with one stone. It spread like an epidemic.
And, besides, my customers killed two birds with one stone; for they were pleased with themselves for philanthropic reasons.
If he has the skill or not to be chief selector is not a relevant question at the moment, instead the right thing to ask is that how will he be able to kill two birds with one stone?
was investing in Vietnam to kill two birds with one stone, avoiding United States tariffs against products from China while complying with Taiwan's New Southbound Policy, reports said Tuesday (July 23).
Kenya's Manvir Baryan and his British partner Drew Sturrock hope to kill two birds with one stone when the 67th Safari Rally revs-off at Moi International Sports Centre (MISC), Kasarani Stadium today.
A Well, you could kill two birds with one stone, that is, ask your son and daughter-in-law to put subtitles on the screen when the children are watching their programmes.
"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.
Adamson University hit two birds with one stone after turning back University of Santo Tomas in fie sets, 20-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-14, 15-9, in the UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
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.
| ODDEST news I've read this week is that some people are trying to have the phrase "kill two birds with one stone" banned, as it promotes animal cruelty.
Don't say "kill two birds with one stone," the group advised.
In this regard, we are killing two birds with one stone, where both languages are not being done justice with.