a stone's throw


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a stone's throw

A short distance away from something. The shore house is a stone's throw from the ocean! Brett wanted a shorter commute, so he moved to a house that is just a stone's throw away from his job.
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(just) a stone's throw

(from something) Go to within a stone's throw (of something).
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stone's throw, a

A very short distance, as in They live just a stone's throw from us. This metaphoric term alludes to how far one can toss a stone. [Second half of 1500s]

a stone's throw

COMMON If you describe one place as a stone's throw from another, you mean that the first place is very close to the second. His office is a stone's throw away from Westminster. The cellars are within a stone's throw of the church where Dom Pérignon, the legendary creator of champagne, was buried.
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a stone's throw

a short distance.
1989 Joanna Trollope Village Affairs Can't tell you the difference it will make, having you a stone's throw away.
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a ˈstone’s throw

a very short distance: We’re just a stone’s throw from the shops.
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stone's throw, a

A short distance. Strictly speaking, of course, this measurement would depend on the size and weight of the stone and the strength of the thrower. However, the expression has been used loosely since the sixteenth century. A. Hall had it in a 1581 translation of the Iliad: “For who can see a stones throw of ought thing in land or plaine?”