within a stone's throw

within a stone's throw (of someone or something)

Very close (to someone or something); only a short distance away (from someone or something). Brad wanted a shorter commute, so he moved to a new house that's within a stone's throw of his office. This house is absolutely beautiful, and the beach is within a stone's throw! The police officer was within a stone's throw of us, but thankfully he didn't see us hiding in the shadows.
See also: someone, throw, within
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within a stone's throw (of something)

 and (just) a stone's throw away (from something); (just) a stone's throw (from something)
Fig. very close (to something). (Possibly as close as the distance one could throw a stone. It usually refers to a distance much greater than one could throw a stone.) The police department was located within a stone's throw of our house. We live in Carbondale, and that's just a stone's throw away from the Mississippi River. Come visit. We live just a stone's throw away.
See also: throw, within
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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