Kill two birds with one stone

Idiom

Kill two birds with one stone

Definition

This idiom is used to describe accomplishing two tasks with the same effort or action as if you are killing two birds with one stone.

Examples

I was able to pick up groceries and drop off my dry cleaning, killing two birds with one stone.

By taking the train, I killed two birds with one stone, getting downtown and saving money.

Origin

The origin of this idiom is thought to have come from ancient bow and arrow hunting, where the hunter would attempt to shoot two birds with a single arrow.

FAQs

Q: How do you use the phrase “Kill two birds with one stone?” A: This phrase is used to describe accomplishing two tasks with the same effort or action as if you are killing two birds with one stone.