kill two birds with one stone


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kill two birds with one stone

To accomplish two aims by a single action.
Translations
zabít dvě mouchy jednou ranou
zwei Fliegen mit einer Klappe schlagen
tappaa kaksi kärpästä yhdellä iskulla
faire d’une pierre deux coupsfaire d'une pierre deux coups
ubiti jednim udarcem dvije muhe
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"Suppose we go and have some jellies at Dutton's," and the rogue Jos, willing to kill two birds with one stone. "Devilish fine gal at Dutton's."
If he has the skill or not to be chief selector is not a relevant question at the moment, instead the right thing to ask is that how will he be able to kill two birds with one stone?
was investing in Vietnam to kill two birds with one stone, avoiding United States tariffs against products from China while complying with Taiwan's New Southbound Policy, reports said Tuesday (July 23).
Kenya's Manvir Baryan and his British partner Drew Sturrock hope to kill two birds with one stone when the 67th Safari Rally revs-off at Moi International Sports Centre (MISC), Kasarani Stadium today.
A Well, you could kill two birds with one stone, that is, ask your son and daughter-in-law to put subtitles on the screen when the children are watching their programmes.
| ODDEST news I've read this week is that some people are trying to have the phrase "kill two birds with one stone" banned, as it promotes animal cruelty.
Instead of saying phrases like, "Kill two birds with one stone", PETA suggests that we say, "Feed two birds with one scone" and so on.
Don't say "kill two birds with one stone," the group advised.
The founders grew rice on the flooded fields and even bred carp in between because they wanted to kill two birds with one stone and double their good results.
PSG is open to the departure of the player, as it would kill two birds with one stone. On the one hand, it would eliminate the tension that has risen between some of the players and on the other hand, it would solve a financial problem and fulfill the financial 'fair play' demands by FIFA.
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'."
Observers say the idea is to kill two birds with one stone - to expand the RJD vote base among the downtrodden community and also to forge opposition unity ahead of the next general elections scheduled in 2019.