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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"But now, those learnings will help me build a AAA team that can explore new designs and concepts at Striking Distance. As a creative, the freedom to explore the PUBG universe has me excited about the possibilities, which I view as beyond the battle royale genre."
Dougie Hill's header and a Ross Kavanagh tap-in after a defensive mix-up kept City clear of bottom side Stenhousemuir and within striking distance of thirdbottom Stranraer.
Taiwan's location in striking distance of Northeast and Southeast Asia, putting it at a distinct advantage as a regional hub according to Han Chen-hua, head of the Air Transport Bureau of the Civil Aeronautics Administration.
But they still lie within striking distance and we're only at the start of October.
League newcomers Visakha signed off on the first phase of the Metfone C-League campaign on a remarkable high after outplaying Siem Reap-based Soltilo Angkor 2-0 at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday to remain within striking distance of the top of the table in third.
Summary: 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 current record is held by Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba at 14:11.15 - well in striking distance of Obiri, who ran 14:18.37 this year in Rome.
military bases on the island of Guam within striking distance. Intercontinental ballistic missiles have the capacity to reach more than 5,500 kilometers, or 3,400 miles away.
Rory McIlroy produced his lowest European Tour score in over two years with a sizzling six-under par 64 on day three at Close House in Newcastle and is within striking distance of leader Robert Karlsson.
Patrick Janssens currently holds that but Kevin Boon is just 25 points adrift, while Carl Perry, Angela Harrison and Elaine Parker are all within striking distance.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army has been rapidly advancing in Eastern Hama and managed to liberate a large portion of territory that was previously occupied by the ISIL, deploying within the striking distance from the town of Aqayrabat, well-informed sources reported on Friday.
CEO and president of MidAmerican Energy, Bill Fehrman, said, 'Once the project is complete, we will generate wind energy equal to 85 percent of our annual customer sales in Iowa, bringing us within striking distance of our 100 percent renewable vision.'
The victory was the Shimna College men's fifth on the bounce since crashing to runaway league leaders Ballynahinch Olympic on October 10, and kept them within striking distance of second-placed Wellington who lost 5-3 at home to Bloomfield.
If the tree is within striking distance of a structure or a travel way, such as a path, sidewalk or driveway, it should be inspected by a Certified Arborist.
Two good saves by Burgoyne, both from Iwobi, kept Wanderers within striking distance and Macey needed his wits about him to hold on to a rasping free-kick from Connor Hunte.