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close by

Near. In close proximity to something or someone. A: "Where are Mark and Derek staying?" B: "I think they're close by. Maybe a block or two away, actually." Even though he likes to toddle off, I try to keep little Billy close by at all times.
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close ˈby (somebody/something)

at a short distance (from somebody/something): Our friends live close by.The route passes close by the town.
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The developer had received a commitment from another hard money lender in late November to close this land acquisition, but the closing date was not guaranteed and they felt at risk that the loan would not close by the required closing date to occur in 3 weeks," said Arthur Nevid, managing director at Mountain Funding.