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.
PSG is open to the departure of the player, as it would kill two birds with one stone.
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'.
Kayla said: "Soon the decision will be made but only one station will be built and not both; although we believe we have a golden opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and build both stations simultaneously, as the Hunts Cross branch would need to be closed for a period of time during construction.
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.
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If the army continues to advance in al-Lairamoun and reach the Castillo highway, will kill two birds with one stone.
Under the move, the government would kill two birds with one stone by enhancing the standard of services and recovering part of the costs to boost state coffers.
It, however, did none and "managed to kill two birds with one stone.
Certainly, we are all guilty of trying to kill two birds with one stone in the race to finish our endless to-do lists.
If we can kill two birds with one stone -- entertain them while we educate them -- then we're doing something useful," he added.
This would kill two birds with one stone - preventing obesity and also reducing bullying.