hop, skip, and jump


: a short distance

Examples of hop, skip, and jump in a Sentence

it looked like only a hop, skip, and jump on the map, but the drive took six hours
Recent Examples on the Web With a hop, skip, and jump through the airport, we were quickly whisked away to Domes Novos Santorini, Domes Resorts’ newest property, freshly opened in April 2024. Jessica Vadillo, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2024 Cancun, Mexico Just a hop, skip, and jump from most major cities along the Eastern Seaboard, Cancun lies at the heart of the Mexican Caribbean. Judy Koutsky, Travel + Leisure, 1 Dec. 2023 Growing up in Miami, Florida, WDW was just a hop, skip, and jump away for my family to take weekend jaunts to the Magic Kingdom. Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal, Parents, 10 July 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hop, skip, and jump was in 1760

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“Hop, skip, and jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hop%2C%20skip%2C%20and%20jump. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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