within hearing distance

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within hearing distance

Close enough to clearly hear what someone says or does. They didn't realize I was within hearing distance when they were discussing my performance in school. Let's step outside—I don't want to fight while they're within hearing distance.
See also: distance, hearing, within

in/within (somebody’s) ˈhearing

near enough to somebody so that they can hear what is said: She shouldn’t have said such things in your hearing.
See also: hearing, within
References in classic literature ?
He only called it a Paradise because he first saw her coming, and so made her out within her hearing to be an angel, Confusion to him!
His taste and manners were beyond a doubt decidedly inferior; for, within her hearing, he not only protested against every thought of dancing himself, but even laughed openly at Henry for finding it possible.
DON'T discuss this within her hearing, but Barbie is 60.
"Boy (Brillantes' nickname), I want this girl out of my district," Tacazon quoted Enrile as telling Brillantes over the phone within her hearing distance.