be in/within sight

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be (with)in sight

1. Literally, to be in one's field of vision. Yeah, the box is in sight, but I can't reach it from here. The target is within sight. Awaiting the order to fire.
2. To be close to happening or being achieved. After all your years of hard work, an Olympic gold medal is finally in sight!
See also: sight

be in/within ˈsight


1 be close enough to be seen: In fine weather the mountains are just within sight.
2 likely to happen, almost a reality: Prison reform is now within sight.The end of our problems is in sight at last.
See also: sight, within