What does kill two birds with one stone mean?


Idiom Meaning:

accomplish two things at the same time


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Blank Check (1994)

Time of Scene: ~01:06:30

Henry: Kill two birds with one stone. You heard that one? You know anybody who’s actually killed one bird with one stone? Kids try it all the time. You can’t hit a bird with a stone unless you have a giant rock and a little baby bird. Well anyway, a fool and his gold are soon parted. I guess that means that if you’re a fool and soon your gold is gone and once it’s gone. It’s outta there. It’s dust. It’s vapour. It is no more. You are living in Brokesville unless you have Macintosh’s kind of money.

Preston Waters: What if you don’t?

Henry: Then I guess you find out who your real friends are.


Dallas “Ellie Saves the Day” (1979)

Time of Scene: ~00:33:40

Bobby Ewing: I don’t feel like celebrating. Pam finds out what you did to her brother, that’s the end of our marriage.

J.R. Ewing: Well, that’s like killing two birds with one stone, I guess.

Bobby Ewing: You can leave your celebrating to me.


Glee “Theatricality” (2010)

Time of Scene: ~00:05:20

Artie Abrams: It makes sense that Vocal Adrenaline would pay homage. It’s a brilliant move. She’s a perfect fit for them.

Will Schuester: Hold on a second. We might be able to kill two birds with one stone here. We can help Tina find a new look and find a competitive number for regionals. This week, your assignment… Gaga.

Rachel Berry: Pens. We need pens. My ideas just come to me.

Will Schuester: Uh, my office. Right there.

Rachel Berry: I’m brainstorming. It’s coming.



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