within arm's reach

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within arm's reach

Close enough to touch, either literally or hypothetically. Easily attainable. Can you pass me that book over there? It's within arm's reach of you. Once I found out I had an A in Chemistry, I knew that 4.0 GPA was within arm's reach.
See also: reach, within
References in classic literature ?
The creature that was to slay the red man was almost within arm's reach of his prey when Carthoris heard a hoarse shout from the opposite side of the courtyard.
Above him, within arm's reach, was the low roof of the building.
He saw the newcomer step almost within arm's reach of the other.
A three-cornered table within arm's reach ran from the angle of the to the foremast.
With the opportunity of being invited to the exclusive du LaLiga High Performance Centre (HPC) within arm's reach - talents from Northern Emirates played with determination and purpose to impress the LaLiga Scouts.
I wanted a warm community; somewhere child-friendly with everything within arm's reach," she says.
I suddenly saw a huge four-metre tiger shark approaching within arm's reach.
Having access to the internet within arm's reach at all times has changed the way people consume media, buy products and communicate.
There's a weird clause in many policies that states your phone has to be within arm's reach in order to claim for things like theft.
First was a side-mount quiver attachment, which allows you to keep you arrows within arm's reach while taking weight off your bow.
Help is finally within arm's reach in the remote village of Punta Tarawal, a month after Vice President Leni Robredo chose its leader, Ronaldo Coner, to officiate her oath of office.
For example, the CDC recommends that adults engage in "touch supervision" with pre-school age children - that is, adults should stay within arm's reach of a child at any time in order to react quickly if needed.
A box of Celebrations were placed within arm's reach of me mere minutes ago and I helped myself to not a handful.
I expected to get a little bit (of criticism), but not the response that I got from practically everyone," Day recalled, another championship trophy poised within arm's reach.
Researchers randomly assigned 56 college students to sit in a kitchen where apple slices and buttered popcorn had been placed in one of three locations: the apples were within arm's reach and the popcorn was about two yards away (Apples Near), the popcorn was within reach and the apples were two yards away (Popcorn Near), or both the apples and popcorn were within reach (Both Near).