hop, skip, and (a) jump

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hop, skip, and (a) jump

1. A short distance away from a certain location. My apartment's location is so convenient. It's just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the train station and the grocery store.
2. Very similar (to something else). I thought you could handle this project because it's just a hop, skip, and a jump from the one you're working on now.
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a hop, skip, and a jump

Fig. a short distance. Bill lives just a hop, skip, and a jump from here. We can be there in two minutes. My car is parked just a hop, skip, and a jump away.
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skip (out)

Inf. to leave; to run away without doing something, such as paying a bill. The guy skipped when the waitress wasn't looking. Fred skipped out, leaving me with the bill.

a hop, skip, and a jump

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a hop and a skip

1. If someone or something is a hop, skip, and a jump or a hop and a skip away from someone or something else, they are very close. Wells is just a hop and skip from George Bush's place in Kennebunkport.
2. If something is a hop, skip, and a jump or a hop and a skip from something else, the two things are very similar. Of course, the Romanian language is just a hop, skip and a jump from Italian.
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skip

verb

hop, skip, and (a) jump

A short distance.
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Since JDWC 2000 will be held at the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts, which is only a hop, skip, and jump from the border, we may see more of Canada's fine jazz dance companies next year.
Lee makes you believe that it's just a hop, skip, and jump from that sexual heat to Berkowitz's kind of crime.