shouting distance
noun Date: 1930 a short distance ; easy reach — usually used with within <
lived within shouting distance of her cousins
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  • shouting distance — noun : easy reach usually used with within a barber s shop within shouting distance of the Cotton Exchange Constance Foley from just under $200,000,000 in 1939 to within shouting distance of the billion mark Monsanto Magazine * * * shouting… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • distance — I n. 1) to cover; run; travel; walk a distance 2) to keep a distance (to keep a safe distance between cars) 3) to close the distance between 4) a discreet; good, great, long; safe; short distance (we traveled a short distance) 5) (a) shouting;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • within spitting distance (of something) — mainly spoken phrase next to or extremely near something I work within spitting distance of the museum. Thesaurus: next to, near to and not far awaysynonym Main entry: spit * * * within ˈspitting distance (of sth) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eiger — For other uses, see Eiger (disambiguation). Eiger The north face of the Eiger Elevation …   Wikipedia

  • shoutingdistance — shout·ing distance (shouʹtĭng) n. A short distance: lived within shouting distance of each other. * * * …   Universalium

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