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.
within cooee ofwithin 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’.