• To kill two birds with one stone means to solve two problems at one time with a single action.

  • To accomplish two tasks with only one effort.

  • To succeed in achieving two things in a single action.

1. While I was on business in NYC, I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and visit my best friend from high school.


2. On the way to the bank, I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and pick up some groceries.


3. I killed two birds with one stone and met up with friends while I was in Paris visiting my Grandmother.


4. Why don’t you come to the market with me, we’ll kill two birds with one stone.

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Do more harm than good

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Do the unthinkable

To do the unthinkable means to do something unexpected. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable. Unreasonable; improbable; not to be considered; out of the question. 1. This store is doing the unthinkable and making their products more affordable. 2. Skateboarding isn't...

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