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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.
See also: and, jump

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.


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As one skip is being loaded by a dump truck at the bottom station, the second skip is located at the top station above the crusher or the truck loading point.
For the rest of the night, Skip continued to go back to that question to make sure the young lady had it right.
AN ENTERPRENEUR has created a light to make rubbish skips easier to see and which he hopes will stop drivers crashing into them.
A council source said: "The pounds 3 9,000 budget to provide skips for Bordesley Green residents was supposed to be split equally between the two Lib Dem councillors and Labour councillor Shafique Khan.
GST exemption can be allocated to trusts likely to benefit skip persons and not to trusts for the benefit of nonskip persons.
Mr Richardson's skip which is able to carry almost 50 per cent more waste -up to 11.
Technique: Moving laterally, perform a skip on the far foot, then a straight leg kick over the near edge of the hurdle, followed immediately by a skip on the near foot and a straight leg kick with the far leg.
The newest loan, PaymentPower[TM] Mortgage, allows qualified homeowners to skip up to two monthly payments per year and up to 10 payments over the life of their loan.
If an outright gift to a skip person qualifies for the annual exclusion, the GST tax does not apply to that gift.
Skip was greater than the sum of all the positive descriptors in the English language, and there are no words to adequately describe what he meant to all of us at the Bureau.
Questions include why they skip school and whether they have committed crimes while out of school.