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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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Do you let people skip ads, or do you find a more exotic solution, as YouTube did with skippable advertising?
The other supportive video ad formats are linear ads, nonlinear ads, companion ads, wrapper ads and skippable video ads.
Google's video sharing site YouTube extensively uses skippable and non-skippable ads to generate money.
com/instagram-videos-will-soon-have-skippable-ads-stories-2473957) skippable ads in its Stories.
And judging from Slacker's recent deal with ABC News to provide skippable news content, it also looks to be encroaching into other traditional AM/FM strongholds.
Apparently, they do want to see ads on YouTube because our ads are skippable and there are a lot of them which are not skipped," he says, though declines to give figures.