striking distance


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striking distance

Close proximity or a short distance, as to or away from some desired thing, person, goal, or objective. Used especially in the phrase "in/within striking distance." A World Cup victory was within striking distance for Germany, but a last penalty kick robbed them of their prize. My grandmother's house is rather old and a bit spooky, but as it is in striking distance of the sea, it was always a favorite summer destination when we were kids.
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Officers were within striking distance of the incident and were there very quickly.
Na moved within striking distance as he matched his compatriot's feat by also finishing with three straight birdies in his 64.
But Aussie star Trent Barrett put out-of-sorts Warriors back in it as he crashed over for his ninth try of the season and a conversion from Pat Richards put Wigan within striking distance.
First-round co-leader Kevin Chappell of UCLA remained within striking distance of the leaders at 145 after posting a second round score of 1-over 73.
Each is within striking distance of Burns, who has returned $150,000 that he got from disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his Indian tribe clients.
The missiles in Iran are within striking distance of Israel.
You have to be within striking distance of a cyclotron," says Quake, but these machines are fairly well distributed across the United States.
It was in striking distance of both Nassau and Suffolk.
It would be pretty foolish to depart from what we have done (over the past year) when we are in striking distance of landing the greatest prize in sport The 113-page report focuses on technical aspects of the five rival bids ranging from finance, security, transport, venues, the Olympic village and the Paralympic Games.
Leroy Lita, the man allegedly fouled by Brown, took the spot-kick himself and scored to put Brian Tinnion's side within striking distance.
The North East is prosperous fundraising turf for the charity, but pulling the Blyth and Sunderland lifeboats on the grounds that fast enough boats exist within striking distance of any incident is a formula only tragedy will test.
Crossing the 2,600 mark is a milestone for Boingo because it puts it within striking distance of T-Mobile, the leader in Wi-Fi with almost 2,800 hotspots.
In The Goodman Image File and Study, 2002, Shaw locates the birth of this denomination in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, keeping it within striking distance of key northeastern legacies, from the Hudson River School to the New York School.
Any tree within striking distance of a use area should be analyzed.
Once again, the Cardiff offence struggled to find its feet, fumbling possession three times within striking distance of Bath's line, though defensive veterans Andrew Giblin and Mike Noakes stood out in a scoreless first half.