kill two birds with one stone Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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

"kill two birds with one stone" in British English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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)
Translations of “kill two birds with one stone”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一石二鸟,一举两得…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一石二鳥,一舉兩得…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ray

a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More