kill two birds with one stone

kill two birds with one stone


  • accomplish two different things at the same time
  • solve two problems with one single action
  • achieve two things with a single action
  • achieve two ends with a single effort

Example Sentences

  1. I have to go to the bank, and on the way back, I'll pick up the groceries also, killing two birds with one stone.
  2. He had gone to Mumbai on a business trip, while there, he killed two birds with one stone and visited his relatives also.
  3. Cycling to work kills two birds with one stone. It saves money and gives you some exercise.
  4. I read the newspaper while sipping my morning cup of tea, killing two birds with one stone.
  5. When I went for the interview, I caught up with a few old colleagues who now work there, killing two birds with one stone.
  6. He dropped his kids to school while going to work, killing two birds with one stone.

This phrase originated in the 1600s.

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How about killing one bird with two stones?

- Reece May 27, 2019

Hi idiom – I just chose the kill 2 birds and 1 stone

- Johnpaul November 27, 2018

This is a time honoured idiom in usage for five centuries. A parallel idiom is in Tamil language dating back to centuries : ONE STONE TWO MANGOES. The latter does not involve any killing !

- Shamyaprasa June 1, 2018

The sentences are not bad but they can’t be remarked good. Even short fiction stories related to the topic must be added. Waiting for the changes!

- Anonymous April 28, 2018

A nice idioms with a nice meaning. But it can be real 😘😘😘😘😍😂😂😂

- Shormishtha Ghosh April 26, 2018

How about same stone killed two birds with?

- Mich March 7, 2018

What a great idiom, I love it!

- Gabe M February 8, 2018

Nice sentence and meaning

- Janvi December 10, 2017

A modern variation: I was at a pub with me mate, Keith Richards. We met these marvelous twin brunettes. One thing led to another… and I kissed two birds with one Stone!

- Jeff G. September 30, 2016

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