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stone's throw

a short distance:
The railroad station is only a stone's throw from our house.
Origin of stone's throw
1575-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for stone's throw
  • On the other, a stone's throw down a cliff, is a small slum-a monument to desperation and government failure.
  • So the total is within a stone's throw of the required risk level for an individual system.
  • The spectators must have been uneasy, wondering what would happen with so many foreign troops stationed a stone's throw away.
  • The solution to the problem was a stone's throw away.
  • Grades of each company, ascending the slope side by side, went down within a stone's throw of each other.
  • The challenge of getting within a stone's throw of game continues to be the big draw for bowhunters.
British Dictionary definitions for stone's throw

stone's throw

a short distance Also called stonecast
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