within cooee of (something)

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

within ˈcooee (of)

(AustralE, New Zealand) not far (from): There’s loads of cheap accommodation within cooee of the airport. ♢ (figurative) The government is not within cooee of reaching the growth targets.
Cooee is a noise a person makes as a way of attracting somebody’s attention.
See also: cooee, within