Kill Two Birds with One Stone

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To achieve or carry out two things with one effort, to do two things in one action

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  • Many centuries ago, there was a similar phrase in Latin. Many centuries later, “Kill two birds with one stone” became much popular. It is thought to have come from the hunting of birds, by shooting or targeting stones at them with a sling shot. If you are successful in killing two birds with one shot than or throwing one stone at it, then you will be accomplishing two tasks in one action.
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Everybody knows Christopher kills two birds with one stone; he can dance and sing at the same time.

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