in sight


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in sight

1. Literally, in one's field of vision. A noun or pronoun can be used between "in" and "sight." Yeah, the box is in sight, but I can't reach it from here.
2. Close to happening or being achieved. A noun or pronoun can be used between "in" and "sight." After all your years of hard work, an Olympic gold medal is finally in your sight!
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in sight

 
1. Lit. within the range of vision; visible. The goal is in sight. The end of the road is in sight.
2. Fig. known; expected. The end of the project is finally in sight.
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in sight

1. Within one's range of vision, as in The sailboat was still in sight on the horizon. [c. 1200]
2. Also, in one's sight or sights . Before one's eyes; also, within one's awareness. For example, In the world's sight he was at fault, or Harold had that promotion firmly in his sights. [c. 1200]
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The Republicans are swinging the axe wildly at any social program in sight. Medicare will lose more than $250 billion; Medicaid more than $175 billion.
An answer to this thorny question, which has plagued the search for viral culprits, might be in sight, says Harrington, once the mystery proteins are "purified." If their chemical structure is unraveled through purification, scientists can make synthetic copies of the proteins, inject them in animals and trace the origins of antibodies that are produced.
"Everybody was hopeful there would be an end in sight."
Cap Network, which monitors used car values, has told dealers that 'stability is finally in sight for the used car market after more than two years of collapsing vehicle values'.