Idiom of the Week: Kill Two Birds With One Stone

Meaning: To accomplish two things by doing one thing.

Examples:

I always take a shower with my clothes on, so I don’t ever have to do laundry. It’s killing two birds with one stone!

She tries to kill two birds with one stone on her way to work every morning by grading her students’ papers on the train.

If you watch movies in English, you kill two birds with one stone: you’re entertained and you improve your English.

Pop Quiz:

You’re killing two birds with one stone if you…

A.  go shopping twice a week.

B.  exercise for two hours instead of one.

C.  attend a friend’s wedding and a family reunion when you go back to your hometown.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is C. The stone is your trip, one bird is the wedding, and the other bird is the family reunion.

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3 thoughts on “Idiom of the Week: Kill Two Birds With One Stone

  1. Ming says:

    I know it meaning, but that is very hard for me to do it. I am not a smart people.

    • Li Ruiping ( Tina) says:

      If you can do it , you will save time and get twice the result with half the effort . I often try to cook dinner and listen to the CD in English, but I sometimes can’t do it.
      I am not intelligent , my memory is bad than young。

  2. melody says:

    I like this Idiom.I sometimes applied to my life, it’s really have something benefit.

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