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 ?
One of your ladies, sir, mentioned within my hearing a name that I am acquainted with; I may say, well acquainted with.
People would whisper within my hearing that I should kill myself rather than bring shame to the village.
I saw the evidence walking around at Oshkosh this year--flag pins and numerous languages spoken within my hearing.
There are some chickens or they could be turkeys or maybe geese, all I know is they're big birds who make a noise in the early morning and they are within my hearing if I want I can throw onion bhajees at them or buckets of glue.
Solomon once opined within my hearing that Anthony Lewis of The Times was too right-wing, because he supported Clinton's bombing campaign in the Balkans.
Or at least that is what some public figures, who now admit that the old rigid secularization and assimilation have failed, have said within my hearing.
No-one within my hearing moaned about the waiting time.