stone's throw

a short distance: The railroad station is only a stone's throw from our house.

1575–85 Unabridged
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stone's throw
Also called: stonecast a short distance

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Example sentences
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.
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