two hoops and a holler
two whoops and a holler
1. An especially short distance. (That is, short enough for the sound of shouting to travel.) So, I think you're all set to start working. If you need anything, I'm only two whoops and a holler away! Thankfully, my apartment was two whoops and a holler from the college, so I didn't need a car to get to classes each day.
2. A small or trivial amount. Usually used after "worth." I've learned by now that his promises ain't worth two whoops and a holler. A: "Do you want to hold onto this book?" B: "Nah, that old thing isn't worth two whoops and a holler. You can toss it."
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two (w)hoops and a holler
Rur. a short distance. Lexington? That's just two whoops and a holler from here. We're just two hoops and a holler from the downtown.
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