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一石二鸟

yì shí èr niǎo

Literal Meaning 字面意思

One stone, two birds

Definition 定义

Achieve more than one objective in a single move; highly efficient action

Similar English Idioms 相似英文习语

To kill two birds with one stone; twofer

Example 例句

我最好的朋友会在每年圣诞节和我的生日时,各给我一份礼物。不过,他的生日刚好和圣诞节同一天,所以我可以一石二鸟,当天只需要给他一份礼物就好。 My best friend always gets me presents for both Christmas and my birthday. But as her birthday falls on Christmas Day, I can kill two birds with one stone by getting her just one gift.

Similar 相似词

一箭双雕、一举两得、两全其美

Opposite 相反词

事倍功半、徒劳无功
                               

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