in hearing distance

in hearing distance

Close enough to clearly hear what someone says or does. They didn't realize I was in hearing distance when they were discussing my performance in school. Let's step outside—I don't want to fight while they're in hearing distance.
See also: distance, hearing

in/within (somebody’s) ˈhearing

near enough to somebody so that they can hear what is said: She shouldn’t have said such things in your hearing.
See also: hearing, within