within arm's reach

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within arm's reach

Close enough to touch, either literally or hypothetically. Easily attainable. Can you pass me that book over there? It's within arm's reach of you. Once I found out I had an A in Chemistry, I knew that 4.0 GPA was within arm's reach.
See also: reach, within
References in classic literature ?
The creature that was to slay the red man was almost within arm's reach of his prey when Carthoris heard a hoarse shout from the opposite side of the courtyard.
Above him, within arm's reach, was the low roof of the building.
He saw the newcomer step almost within arm's reach of the other.
A three-cornered table within arm's reach ran from the angle of the to the foremast.
Big Alec's black head and swarthy face popped up within arm's reach; and all unsuspecting and very angry with what he took to be the clumsiness of amateur sailors, he was hauled aboard.
This states that you can have valuables secured in a bag or coat but it must be within arm's reach of you - and in sight.
'It's indeed more fun in the Philippines with government agencies like the PNP believing that our country's success is just within arm's reach,' she added.
In his opinion, this is possible and is a rational target lies within arm's reach.
The Serb's fifth Wimbledon crown also places him within arm's reach of the record Federer also holds of eight wins.
Stay within arm's reach of young children and inexperienced swimmers.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service advises those visiting Fraser Island to "stay very close -- within arm's reach -- of your children" and to "never leave children in tents, on beaches or walking tracks without adults; not even for a few minutes".
Stay within arm's reach: Always supervise babies and young children.
Randy Delos Santos, Kian's uncle, said there have been rumors that Loveraz was already dead, so now that he has appeared in court, justice is again within arm's reach.
But he gets tongue-tied every time Laya is within arm's reach!
"I think we showed that teams are closing that bridge between themselves and Dublin, and that Dublin are human at the end of the day, and within arm's reach."