a hop, skip, and (a) jump

noun phrase

: a short distance
Her house is just a hop, skip, and jump from mine.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Check out this list of US destinations that may be a hop, skip, and jump away from you. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 6 Sep. 2022 The residence, which has had a makeover by design studio Bergman & Mar, is located on 101 Cleveland Street—just a hop, skip, and jump away from Dickens’ first home. Kaitlyn Mcinnis, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021

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a hop, skip, and (a) jump

A horizon

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“A hop, skip, and (a) jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20hop%2C%20skip%2C%20and%20%28a%29%20jump. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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