bring within range
bring (something) within range
To cause something to move within the distance that one's gunfire can reach. Once our calls brought several turkeys within range, we readied our guns.
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bring someone or something within range (of someone or something)
to cause someone or something to be in someone's or something's [gun] sights. Don't bring the hunters within range of the farmer's gun sights. The bait brought the geese within range of Jeff and his friends.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.