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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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| Skipping is kinder to the joints than running, because you land on the balls of your feet rather than the heels, this lessens the impact.
The researchers correlated lifestyle practices, including skipping breakfast, and health outcomes for a period of about 16 years.
A little too late, I've realised skipping isn't just for girls.
The department also instructed schools to conduct awareness classes about the consequences of skipping school.
If you don''t feel like joining a skipping team, you could always just skip with some friends to different songs or rhymes.
5 Once you've got your rope, skipping costs nothing.
And they spilled as I passed by, skipping, spilling, the drunken men, all boozed up in their thongs and King Gees and their long surfie hair.
A first indication of the disputed nature of the word skipping phenomenon is that it is difficult to place within this commonly used when/where dichotomy.
"Skip Tracing" is a phrase that has been part of the credit collector's lexicon for as long as debtors have been skipping town and, simultaneously, skipping payment.
A CRAZE for skipping has swept a Coventry primary school after pupils and staff decided to take part in a sponsored skipping event.
12 Straight Leg Kick and Skip: The skipping action remains the same as in the high knee skip, but the opposite leg now performs a high, straight leg kick.
After taking three months off to recover from a heel injury, I notice my heart now starts skipping every three beats when I exceed approximately 135 bpm.
"In laboratory studies on children, skipping breakfast after an overnight fast has adverse effects on tests that measure attention and the ability to discriminate among pictures that are relatively similar to each other," says Ernesto Pollitt of the University of California at Davis.