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.

within striking distance

COMMON
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.

within striking distance

near enough to hit or achieve.

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)
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
78 and still within striking distance of Jan 12th 52-week highs of $12.
Defending champion San Beda stayed within striking distance of Lyceum after tripping Jose Rizal University, 54-48, in the other game.
However, there is now genuine optimism for the second half of the campaign as the Gunners are now back within striking distance of the top four.
Yet if United can emerge still within striking distance of City, the feeling will start to grow this will again be their year.
Furthermore, four of her rivals are within striking distance of her at the weights.
This could put Ireland within striking distance of hitting the 0.
A stunning run of form has seen Claudio Ranieri's men move within striking distance of leaders Inter.
Martin knew a win would move his team within striking distance of the league leaders.
Officers were within striking distance of the incident and were there very quickly.
The Frenchman ran as low as fifth this morning as he struggled with the set-up of his Citroen C4 but found his rhythm later in the day to close to within striking distance of team-mate Dani Sordo, who led after eight stages.
That result vaulted Britain to fourth place in the standings, a sizeable 33 points behind series leaders Switzerland but within striking distance of second-placed New Zealand (113) and France (108) in third.
It puts Eastaugh, who has been balancing exam revision with his training, within striking distance of his club's age group record which stands to Noel Edwards at 1-55.