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 ?
Suppose we go and have some jellies at Dutton's," and the rogue Jos, willing to kill two birds with one stone.
True" Socialism appeared to kill these two birds with one stone.
Far Eastern University hit two birds with one stone by handing Ateneo a pair of stunning defeats in both UAAP volleyball divisions to highlight yesterday's four-game bill at the Mall of Asia Arena.
PSG is open to the departure of the player, as it would kill two birds with one stone.
I thought, 'I'll kill two birds with one stone, I'll go down and film this scene and I'll pop my Christmas cards in the postbox'.
And it's two birds with one stone for Amy, who will also be keen to plug another upcoming role, as a woman haunted by her ex-husband's novel, in the psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals.
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Under the move, the government would kill two birds with one stone by enhancing the standard of services and recovering part of the costs to boost state coffers.
But the announcement of the second installment of AVA sort of kills two birds with one stone - for it will surely feature among those highlights of the year and the fact it's happening again is, well, real news.
It, however, did none and "managed to kill two birds with one stone.
Retrieving instead of smashing eggs really could be like killing two birds with one stone.
It seems to believe that with its inaction and the inevitable fall of Ain al-Arab, it can kill two birds with one stone.
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.
Cut off your head, matey and kill two birds with one stone.
They encourage classroom teachers to use substitutes for such phrases as "killing two birds with one stone, more than one way to skin a cat, and take a stab at it,'' replacing them with "getting two for the price of one, different ways to solve a problem, and go for it,'' respectively.