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killing two pigs with one bird exp.
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."

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The phrase -in itself- is fallacious!

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exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
n.
an acronym sometimes used by economic analysts referring to Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain
Called PIIGS when it includes Ireland
exp.
symbolically killing one’s internet unique identity.
[Tech.]
n.
Interhospital transport between two hospitals
n.
d'un seul mouton, on n'écorche qu'une peau
n.
partner during an event
E.g.: Tom will be her plus one to the party.
exp.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
n.
technique used for smoking a marijuana joint in two, consisting in one person inhaling the smoke exhaled by the other one
slang
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
one who makes stripes and epaulettes
[Tech.]
id.
going from one bar to another
n.
one who solves people's problems
n.
one who designs a room interior
n.
celui dont le ventre crie famine ne peut converser avec celui qui est repu
exp.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
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killing

  
  ( killings    plural  )
1       n-count   A killing is an act of deliberately killing a person.   (=murder)  
This is a brutal killing.     
2    If you make a killing, you make a large profit very quickly and easily.  
INFORMAL  
make a killing      phrase   V and N inflect  
They have made a killing on the deal.     


giant-killing        ( giant-killings    plural  ) In sport, when a weaker team or competitor beats a much stronger, well-known team or competitor, their success is sometimes called a giant-killing.  
  (mainly BRIT, JOURNALISM)      n-count   usu N n  
Scarborough are aiming to pull off a repeat of their giant-killing act against Chelsea three years ago.     
mercy killing        ( mercy killings    plural  ) A mercy killing is an act of killing someone who is very ill, in order to stop them suffering any more pain.      n-var  
unlawful killing        ( unlawful killings    plural  ) Unlawful killing is used to refer to crimes which involve one person killing another.     (LEGAL)      n-var  
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