Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

two heads are better than one

two heads are better than one
Meaning(s)
1) it is helpful to have the contribution or advise of a second person rather than working independently
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    • 'Can I help?', 'Absolutely, two heads are better than one'.
  • Analysis
    When you say 'two heads are better than one', you are implying that having two people working on a task is more advantageous than one person. This is an idiomatic expression that you will often hear used in conversations where collaboration, group work or group thinking is encouraged. You will hear this in social and professional contexts, and it can even be used to respond to an offer of help.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Two heads are better than one when it comes to planning for your family's future.
    2. I think you should talk to your partner about this. Two heads are better than one when it comes to these kinds of decisions.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. I think we should hire a consultant to help us. Two heads are surely better than one on a matter like this.
    2. Maybe we can set up a small working group to discuss this issue. Two heads are better than one and we don't expect you to solve this by yourself.
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