hop, skip, and a jump

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hop, skip, and a jump

  1. A short distance.
    It's just a hop, skip, and a jump from the library.
    • 1996, Carl Sagan[1]
      I don't know why you're on Mars. Maybe you're there because we recognize we have to carefully move small asteroids around to avert the possibility of one impacting the Earth with catastrophic consequences, and while we're up in near-Earth space, it's only a hop, skip, and a jump to Mars.