hop skip and a jump
hop skip and a jump hop", skip", and a jump", hop skip and jump hop", skip", and jump" . a short distance; as, it's just a hop, skip and a jump away. [Colloq.]

Syn: stone's throw. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hop, skip, and a jump — a short distance: The laundry is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Also, hop, skip, and jump. [1750 60] * * * …   Universalium

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  • hop, skip, and a jump — a short distance: The laundry is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Also, hop, skip, and jump. [1750 60] …   Useful english dictionary

  • hop, skip, and a jump — hop′, skip′, and a jump′ n. a short distance. Also, hop′, skip′, and jump′ • Etymology: 1750–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • hop, skip, and a jump — noun a short distance Its just a hop, skip, and a jump from the library …   Wiktionary

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  • hop, skip and a jump — See: STONE S THROW …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • a hop, skip, and a jump — a hop, skip, and (a) jump informal : a short distance Her house is just a hop, skip, and jump from mine. • • • Main Entry: ↑hop a hop, skip, and (a) jump see ↑hop, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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