Meaning of “kill two birds with one stone” in the English Dictionary

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"kill two birds with one stone" in British English

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kill two birds with one stone

to succeed in achieving two things in a single action:

I killed two birds with one stone and picked the kids up on the way to the supermarket.

(Definition of “kill two birds with one stone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kill two birds with one stone" in American English

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kill two birds with one stone

to achieve two things at once:

I can bring your suit to the cleaners when I pick up the kids and kill two birds with one stone.

(Definition of “kill two birds with one stone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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