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stone's throw

A short distance away from something. Brett wanted a shorter commute, so he moved to a house that is just a stone's throw away from his job.
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(just) a stone's throw

(from something) Go to within a stone's throw (of something).
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(just) a stone's throw away

(from something) Go to within a stone's throw (of something).
See also: away, throw

stone's throw, a

A very short distance, as in They live just a stone's throw from us. This metaphoric term alludes to how far one can toss a stone. [Second half of 1500s]

a stone's throw

COMMON If you describe one place as a stone's throw from another, you mean that the first place is very close to the second. His office is a stone's throw away from Westminster. The cellars are within a stone's throw of the church where Dom Pérignon, the legendary creator of champagne, was buried.
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a stone's throw

a short distance.
1989 Joanna Trollope Village Affairs Can't tell you the difference it will make, having you a stone's throw away.
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a ˈstone’s throw

a very short distance: We’re just a stone’s throw from the shops.
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CENTRAL This apartment in Akenside Terrace, Jesmond has much to offer those wanting to be a stone's throw away from the city.
Last year, Stone's Throw CSA had 52 shareholding members, among the four growers; the goal this year is 120.
ITEM: Hundreds of protesters in Buenos Aires, reported Reuters on August 31, "sparred with police and burned tires just a stone's throw away from where [International Monetary Fund] chief Rodrigo Rata was meeting .
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Yet, a stone's throw from Morehouse is the other half of the HBCU story.
The Irish Mirror visited his brothel - just a stone's throw from Leinster House - and was told sex cost pounds 80 an hour.
Perhaps because I went to my first baseball game at New York's Polo Grounds, which is no more, or because the subway exit for BAM lies only a stone's throw from what used to be Brooklyn's Ebbets Field, I found Baseballs upbeat nostalgia and unremitting sentimentality close to offensive--a betrayal of cultural memory.
Unable to see more than a stone's throw in any direction, I felt as though my entire trip was wasted.
MAMCO Property Management, an Associa company, is excited to announce that it has added to its diverse New Jersey client base and will offer management services to Stone's Throw Condominium Association.
Two kilograms of suspected shabu with an estimated value of P10 million were confiscated Monday morning in a residential area located just a stone's throw away from the Malacanan Palace.
Artists and food companies are finding workspace in former factory buildings not only cheaper than Manhattan but within a stone's throw had a from a highly-capable about and willing workforce.
The village of Braemar is a stone's throw from Aberdeen, and coincidentally, stone throwing, or 'stone putting' to give it its correct title, is one of the many competitions that form part of this historical event.
The Bernardin building sits only a stone's throw away from Holy Name Cathedral where Bernardin's red hat is suspended in the sanctuary along with the hats of other deceased cardinals of Chicago.
Furniture retailer Barker & Stonehouse has moved its Metro Retail Park store to new, larger premises a stone's throw away.