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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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If you prefer 24/7 room service, your only significant hotel option is the Turtle Bay Resort, just a hop, skip and a jump away from the action.
HUNDREDS of Tyneside children are enjoying a hop, skip and a jump this week, thanks to the return of a popular event.
THE day starts with a hop, skip and a jump for pupils and teachers at John Gulson School.
THE Lake District is only a hop, skip and a jump away from Merseyside.
He warned Britain was only a 'hop, skip and a jump' away from a world in which parents could lay down demands on the intelligence, skills and looks of their unborn child.
A healthier, happier life is just a hop, skip and a jump away for schoolchildren.
The hard work of the local crew has really paid off, because now it's only a hop, skip and a jump for local skaters with a concrete tranny jones.
BRITISH actress Kate Beckinsale takes daughter Lily for a quick hop, skip and a jump on the seafront in California.
This 21-foot wide, 100.5-foot tall and 73-foot deep brownstone fronts the finest row of symmetrically-crested historic townhouses on the Upper West Side, just a hop, skip and a jump away from Riverside and Central Parks, Lincoln Center, The Museum of Natural History, Zabars and Fairway.
After the screening, revelers hurried to Soho's Floridita nightspot--a mere hop, skip and a jump from the real Windmill theater.
A newcastle school has helped a man take a hop, skip and a jump from holiday club manager to a sports classroom assistant.
A spokesman for Fife police said: "A motorist raised the alarm after spotting a wallaby on the A91, a hop, skip and a jump from its Newburgh junction."