within striking distance (of someone or something)

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within striking distance (of someone or something)

In close proximity to or a short distance away from some desired thing, person, goal, or objective. A World Cup victory was within striking distance for Germany, but a last penalty kick robbed them of their prize. My grandmother's house is rather old and a bit spooky, but as it is within striking distance of the sea, it was always a favorite summer destination when we were kids.
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within striking distance

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1. If someone or something is within striking distance of a place, they are very close to it. The cinema is within striking distance of ample car parking and gleaming new shops and restaurants. Ironbridge is well signposted from the motorway and within easy striking distance of both Birmingham and Manchester. Note: You can also say that someone or something is in striking distance of a place. I spent the bank holiday weekend in west London in order to be in striking distance of the festival.
2. If someone or something is within striking distance of an amount, level, or goal, they are very close to achieving it. We seem to be within striking distance of achieving 100 per cent of our objectives. Note: You can also say that someone or something is in striking distance of an amount, level, or goal. He is in striking distance of victory in the first round vote.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

within striking distance

near enough to hit or achieve.
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within ˈstriking distance (of something)

near enough to be reached or attacked; near: In one minute the aircraft can be within striking distance of the target.There are lakes, mountains and forests all within striking distance. OPPOSITE: out of range (of something)
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But when he saw the canoe come down the river and take in Rokoff, when he saw it make for the Kincaid, he realized that only by possessing himself of a canoe could he hope to transport the beasts of the pack within striking distance of the enemy.
I'm working on an invention of a new aeroplane stabilizer, and if I go now it will be just at a time when I am within striking distance of success.
The Syrian Arab Army's recent advances in southern Idlib have put them within striking distance of the key city of Khan Sheikhoun.
Petron also remained within striking distance of unbeaten leader and fierce rival F2 Logistics (6-0).
The deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has said that the US fleet in the Gulf is already within striking distance of his country's short range missiles, adding that the US could not sustain a new war in the region.
The bullish interest comes the week after shares took a stab at $36, to within striking distance of August 2018 52-week highs of $36.14.
The Tigresses will be tested by the deceptive Lady Blazers, middle-of-the-road campaigners who are within striking distance of the top four.
Summary: Ali Hamam fired in a last-gasp winner as Nejmeh edged Racing 1-0 Saturday to remain within striking distance of leaders Ahed after 16 rounds of the Lebanese Premier League.
Rory McIlroy produced his lowest European Tour score in over two years with a sizzling six-under par 64 on day three at Close House in Newcastle and is within striking distance of leader Robert Karlsson.
The victory was the Shimna College men's fifth on the bounce since crashing to runaway league leaders Ballynahinch Olympic on October 10, and kept them within striking distance of second-placed Wellington who lost 5-3 at home to Bloomfield.
RORY McILROY is within striking distance of landing his first Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title today.
Manchester City took advantage of Liverpool's surprise 2-0 home defeat by Chelsea to move within striking distance of them at the top of the Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Martin Gray's men put together a fine run before Christmas and were within striking distance of the summit.
NEWCASTLE Benfield moved to within striking distance of the Ray Knght League leaders with a 2-0 success at second-bottom Forest Hall Rangers.
"It is extremely rare a property of this size becomes available within striking distance of Manhattan.
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