within cooee of

within cooee of (something)

Close to something, either literally or figuratively. "Cooee" is an Aboriginal word. Primarily heard in Australia, Ireland. There's a store within cooee of the house, so I can easily go and get more milk. Unfortunately, we are not within cooee of meeting the sales goal for this quarter.
See also: cooee, of, within

within cooee of

within reach of; near to.
Cooee originated as an Aboriginal word used as a shout to attract attention, and was adopted by European settlers in Australia. The literal meaning of the phrase within cooee of is ‘within hailing distance of’.
See also: cooee, of, within
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That year, Giacomo was unfortunate when she dropped her rig within cooee of the finish line.
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Hovering within cooee of this statement was the nation's battalion of brave, bronzed guardian angels, the mythical and legendary Anzac spirits who had been invoked ten months earlier at the New South Wales state funeral for Ted Matthews.