striking distance


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striking distance

Close proximity or a short distance, as to or away from some desired thing, person, goal, or objective. Used especially in the phrase "in/within striking distance." A World Cup victory was within striking distance for Germany, but a last penalty kick robbed them of their prize. My grandmother's house is rather old and a bit spooky, but as it is in striking distance of the sea, it was always a favorite summer destination when we were kids.
See also: distance, striking
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BEIRUT: Ali Hamam fired in a last-gasp winner as Nejmeh edged Racing 1-0 Saturday to remain within striking distance of leaders Ahed after 16 rounds of the Lebanese Premier League.
The sources said that the army men, backed up by the Russian fighter jets, have liberated several regions in the Southeastern part of the town of al-Salamiyah, coming to the striking distance from 'Aqayrabat for the first time in recent years.
CRICKET: Battling halfcenturies from Matthew Hayden, Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey put Australia within striking distance of averting the follow-on in the third Border-Gavaskar Test against India in Delhi today.
Officers were within striking distance of the incident and were there very quickly.
Na moved within striking distance as he matched his compatriot's feat by also finishing with three straight birdies in his 64.
But Aussie star Trent Barrett put out-of-sorts Warriors back in it as he crashed over for his ninth try of the season and a conversion from Pat Richards put Wigan within striking distance.
First-round co-leader Kevin Chappell of UCLA remained within striking distance of the leaders at 145 after posting a second round score of 1-over 73.
Each is within striking distance of Burns, who has returned $150,000 that he got from disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his Indian tribe clients.
You have to be within striking distance of a cyclotron," says Quake, but these machines are fairly well distributed across the United States.
It was in striking distance of both Nassau and Suffolk.
It would be pretty foolish to depart from what we have done (over the past year) when we are in striking distance of landing the greatest prize in sport The 113-page report focuses on technical aspects of the five rival bids ranging from finance, security, transport, venues, the Olympic village and the Paralympic Games.
If the Knesset approves expelling Jewish civilians and withdrawing IDF troops, the Palestinian Administration would be left in control of a large contiguous area-stretching west within striking distance of Tel Aviv and east to the area of Maaleh Gilboa, near Bet She'an and the Jordan Valley.
Leroy Lita, the man allegedly fouled by Brown, took the spot-kick himself and scored to put Brian Tinnion's side within striking distance.
The North East is prosperous fundraising turf for the charity, but pulling the Blyth and Sunderland lifeboats on the grounds that fast enough boats exist within striking distance of any incident is a formula only tragedy will test.
Crossing the 2,600 mark is a milestone for Boingo because it puts it within striking distance of T-Mobile, the leader in Wi-Fi with almost 2,800 hotspots.