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Old October 3 2012, 03:46 PM   #37
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Re: Where's Miss Chicken?

Yeah, I'm pretty sure most people would be able to understand the 'hitting two birds with one stone' thing here, too. And even if they didn't I doubt that they'd think the person saying it was about to kill birds. There is such a thing as context and generally people do understand that an idiom is being used even if they don't understand its (exact) meaning.
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