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A Stone’s Throw


Stephane:  I’m looking
for the emergency clinic.  Someone told
me it was pretty near.

Sean: It’s a stone’s throw away.  You see that building fifty feet away?

Stephane: The pink one?

Sean: That’s the one.  Just next door.

Wow, no kidding! It really is close.

Meaning: “A stone’s throw
means a very short distance; In other words, as far as someone can throw a
stone.  Most people can’t throw
something very far, so when this expression is used, it typically means you’re
within sight of a location, thing, or person you’re looking for.

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