stone's throw away

a stone's throw away

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. The ocean is a stone's throw away!
See also: away, throw

stone's throw away

Fig. a short distance; a relatively short distance. John saw Mary across the street, just a stone's throw away. Philadelphia is just a stone's throw away from Camden, New Jersey.
See also: away, throw
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Everyone got up and began watching the movements of our troops below, as plainly visible as if but a stone's throw away, and the movements of the approaching enemy farther off.
Luckily her pals were only a Stone's throw away - and scooped Shazza, 59, back to her feet.
The QCPD headquarters, also found in Barangay Botocan, is located on nearby Makadios Street, just a stone's throw away from the barangay hall.
LOCATED a stone's throw away from The Peak District and Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the village of Denby Dale, which is famous for two things - its tradition of baking giant pies and the opulence of its beautiful countryside mansions.
Located just a stone's throw away from the beach, it sits on the edge of Sully and Penarth, and every window at the front of the house looks out over the Bristol Channel.
While we could see some vehicles parked illegally, what seemed bizarre was seeing the completely empty, unused Sainsbury's car park a stone's throw away from the Riverside Stadium.
This former hotel is all about location as it lies just a stone's throw away from the famous the Eiffel Tower and a host of other tourist attractions.
Flint is just a stone's throw away from where I live, and I often think, that could be us.
The Delta Taxis Stadium is well connected and is just a stone's throw away from both Aintree racecourse and train station.
in spectacular locations just a stone's throw away from award-winning beaches, Pontins is the perfect place to spend your summer.
Officials taking part in the marathon negotiations that got started a week ago have unanimously expressed the belief that they are only a stone's throw away from such an aspired deal.
Only a stone's throw away from the A55, Silver Birch golf club in Betws-yn-Rhos has become the most popular 'Pay & Play' course on the North Wales golfing scene.
Whitewoods is just a stone's throw away from the railway station and within the eyeshot of the newly proposed airport.
Emma Brough, of DB Regio, which runs the Metro system, said: "Our stations are only a stone's throw away from some great attractions and restaurants, so it makes sense to team up to benefit our passengers.
are within half -Statistics obtained exclusively by the Birmingham Mail reveal that 56 schools in the region are a stone's throw away from outlets owned by the popular fast food chain.