Tue 3 Dec, 2002 09:18 am
Can you think of a less violent way to express the idea behind "killing two birds with one stone"? What do we have against birds anyway?
I would suggest "killing two mosquitos with one swat". It's violent, but in a productive way! Any other ideas?
Hmm, it's akin to multi-tasking, but not exactly (and the term 'multi-tasking' just isn't as colorful/colloquial).
Mending two rips with one stitch?
Catching two fish on one line?
Flying two kits on one string
add on value?
conservation of energy?
efficiency in action?
Tasting two scoops of ice cream with one lick?
How about, "accomplishing two things simultaneously?"
Or, maybe, "Save a bird, work harder?"
You could, say, say that last expression while keeping "a bird in the hand (is as good as two in the bush)"
Could be related to conservation of gun poweder during a battle.
for me, it would be walking and chewing gum at the same time. but i'm working on it.