within hailing distance

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within hailing distance

 and within calling distance; within shouting distance
close enough to hear someone call out. When the boat came within hailing distance, I asked if I could borrow some gasoline. We weren't within shouting distance, so I couldn't hear what you said to me.
See also: distance, hail, within
References in classic literature ?
He eircled the University buildings, and dropped to within shouting distance of the crowds in West End Park and on the slope of Gilmorehill.
The Ducks allowed a bunch of those Saturday night, often without a defender within shouting distance.
Last week's 30-point victory over Boldon CA boosted us up the league so we are now within shouting distance of the top," said Wilson.
Something goes wrong at home and those are the two professionals you want within shouting distance.
Should this visual observer be required to remain within shouting distance of the pilot?
Smith has allocated Coneygree a new official rating of 166, a rise of 13lb on his win in the Kauto Star Chase on Boxing Day and a mark which puts the eight-year-old within shouting distance of Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Silviniaco Conti.
Sir Jack, who died yesterday, was born within shouting distance of Wolves' famous ground and during his reign as owner, chairman and life-president, he again added glitter to the tarnished outfit.
Others took an even more ambitious look at a wider process involving the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Iran and Iraq, and anyone else within shouting distance, which may also include Egypt and Turkey.
With its proximity to Leinster House, which is manned 24-hours-a-day by gardai, vulnerable people felt a little bit safer having a garda within shouting distance.
The scenic overlooks are helping to attract New Yorkers that may not be quite ready to set down the funds necessary for views of Central Park, but still wish to live well within shouting distance of it.
Now absolute poverty is an unedifying reality almost within shouting distance of the City of London.
Ibiza has some great beaches, with Playa d'en Bossa qualifying by being within shouting distance of Ibiza Town and therefore all the east-coast action.
When the Peutherer family finally decided they'd had enough of living in a noisy flat, they didn't have to go far to find a solution - their new home was within shouting distance of their old place.
2012 IRC winner Exile was engaged in a mini match race with the Farr 45 Pretty Woman and were within shouting distance through much of the final day and Mght, crossing the line in the early hours of the morning within four minutes of one another around 3:22 am with Pretty Woman claiming bragging rights to complete the podium spots for line honours some 1.
TOM: If you were lucky enough to catch it early, when you were still at least within shouting distance of your warranty period, you could make a good case to the manufacturer that it should repaint the car for you.