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hop, skip, and a jump

a short distance:
The laundry is just a hop, skip, and a jump away.
Also, hop, skip, and jump.
1750-60 Unabridged
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hop, skip, and a jump

A short distance, as in It's just a hop, skip, and a jump from my house to yours. This expression, dating from the early 1700s, originally referred to an exercise or game involving these movements, but by the mid-1800s was also being used figuratively for the short distance so covered.
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