Idioms Gallery
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Language Gallery by Sharon Hahn Darlin

Jul 5, 2010

一石二鳥 two birds with one stone

一 (one) 石 (stone)
二 (two)
鳥 (birds)

Yes, yes, I see the cost-effectiveness of this. But it has always struck me as a cruel idiom.

It appears as if this evil mischief was equally conjured up in the East as well as in the West. I actually don't care to know who thought of it first.

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