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kill two birds with one stone

kill two birds with one stone

Meaning

  • accomplish two different things at the same time
  • solve two problems with one single action
  • achieve two things with a single action
  • achieve two ends with a single effort

Example Sentences

  1. I have to go to the bank, and on the way back, I’ll pick up the groceries also, killing two birds with one stone.
  2. He had gone to Mumbai on a business trip, while there, he killed two birds with one stone and visited his relatives also.
  3. Cycling to work kills two birds with one stone. It saves money and gives you some exercise.
  4. I read the newspaper while sipping my morning cup of tea, killing two birds with one stone.
  5. When I went for the interview, I caught up with a few old colleagues who now work there, killing two birds with one stone.
  6. He dropped his kids to school while going to work, killing two birds with one stone.

Origin:
This phrase originated in the 1600s.

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1 Comment

  • Expression: Jeff G. writes on 30 September, 2016

    A modern variation: I was at a pub with me mate, Keith Richards. We met these marvelous twin brunettes. One thing led to another… and I kissed two birds with one Stone!

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