stone's throw

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stone's throw

  1. (idiomatic) A short distance, roughly equivalent to how far a person can throw a stone.
    • 1874, Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd, ch. 31,
      He came on looking upon the ground, and did not see Bathsheba till they were less than a stone's throw apart.

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