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Kill Two Birds with One Stone

What Does "Kill Two Birds with One Stone" Mean?

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"Kill two birds with one stone" is an English idiom. It means "to accomplish two objectives with a single action."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "kill two birds with one stone" used in a sentence:
  • By going to the post office on my way to the supermarket, I can kill two birds with one stone.
  • She thought she could kill two birds with one stone by shopping and visiting her aunt in the same trip.
  • Taking that course lets me get a certification and college credit, killing two birds with one stone.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Kill Two Birds with One Stone" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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