To kill two birds with one stone

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Definition

to kill two birds with one stone: to achieve two things with one effort; to get two things done with one action
idiom
to kill to murder, to assassinate, to put to death
a bird a two-legged creature with feathers and wings

a stone: a rock, a pebble, a hard lump
noun

Examples

  • "However, I can tell you that the initiative kills two birds with one stone: not only should it improve the level of hygiene in the office, it will also provide a permanent use for otherwise useless intern, Edward Moon."
  • "I would like you to accompany Philip on this trip in order to discuss said invoices with their accounts department while Philip discusses new orders with their buyers, thereby killing two birds with one stone."

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