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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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to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
an acronym sometimes used by economic analysts referring to Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain
Called PIIGS when it includes Ireland
Interhospital transport between two hospitals
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.
partner during an event
E.g.: Tom will be her plus one to the party.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
stop talking; refrain from saying something
be kept waiting
technique used for smoking a marijuana joint in two, consisting in one person inhaling the smoke exhaled by the other one
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
to lose one's temper
very familiar
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
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.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
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"
one who makes stripes and epaulettes
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
going from one bar to another
one who solves people's problems
one who designs a room interior
go for something, take one's chances
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
raise a price after agreeing on a lower one
Common real estate term but 'of uncertain origin'. However WW1 Australian soldier's diary records: "Huge rubber gun gazumps were falling all over the town [Watten]..." A weapon?


  ( 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.  
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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