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Kill or cure (of a remedy for a problem) likely to either work well or fail catastrophically, with no possibility of partial success.

kill two birds with one stone achieve two aims at once; proverbial, recorded from the mid 17th century.

See also care killed the cat, curiosity killed the cat, kill the goose that lays the golden eggs, it is the pace that kills.

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