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A Stone’s Throw: Origin and Meaning

A short distance.
cool as a cucumberOriginally, a stone’s throw literally meant the distance that a stone can be thrown. However, nowadays it is used to mean any short distance.
“The beach is just a stone’s throw from our hotel.”

“I miss my old job. It was just a stone’s throw from the city centre and there was so much choice for lunch.”

Sue: “We’ve just redecorated our house. It looks so much better now.”
Jo: “Oh wow, I wish I could see it.”
Sue: “Well, why don’t you come now? It’s just a stone’s throw away.”
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