Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(kill) two birds with one stone

kill two birds with one stone
Meaning(s)
1) achieve two things in a single action
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • kill two birds with one stone by doing two things simultaneously
  • Analysis

    The idiom to 'kill two birds with one stone' means to achieve multiple results or aims from a single action or behaviour. When you 'kill two birds with one stone' you save time and resources by achieving your aims with one action or a small amount of effort. This is a popular expression used in both social and professional contexts.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. We can kill two birds with one stone by picking up the kids on the way to do the shopping. That will save a lot of hassle.
    2. I was in Dublin on business, so I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and visit my grandmother while I was there.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Rather than have two separate meetings, the boss of the company killed two birds with one stone by setting up a video link with the supplier while he was in a meeting with the manufacturer.
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