shouting distance

noun

Definition of shouting distance 

: a short distance : easy reach usually used with within lived within shouting distance of her cousins

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Synonyms & Antonyms for shouting distance

Synonyms

ace, hair, hairbreadth (or hairsbreadth), hairline, inch, neck, step, stone's throw

Antonyms

country mile, long haul, mile

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Examples of shouting distance in a Sentence

We live within shouting distance of my parents. he's within shouting distance of being the winningest coach in college basketball history

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That’s been enough to shake off any lingering cobwebs from their creaky start and finally put them within shouting distance of first place. SI.com, "Power Rankings: The Astros Refuse to Lose," 18 June 2018 And then, a look spread across her face signaling a revelation: There may be 500 dads within shouting distance. BostonGlobe.com, "Despite wet weather, runners are thrilled to cross Marathon finish line," 16 Apr. 2018 Bullock helps The Pistons trailed by 14 points in the first half, but Bullock’s efforts helped his team to remain in shouting distance. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Thunder's Big 3 dashes Pistons' hopes, 121-108 for 7th straight loss," 27 Jan. 2018 The Huskies will need to clean things up on both ends of the court to get themselves within shouting distance of an at-large bid, but one obvious issue is their inability to consistently score the ball at an efficient clip. Chris Johnson, SI.com, "Jimmy V Classic Lessons: Where All Four Teams Go From Here," 8 Dec. 2017 Maybe having the rest of the division within shouting distance will help the Saints stave off any form of complacency despite the five-game winning streak. Larry Holder, NOLA.com, "NFC South still a three-team race despite Saints' hot streak," 1 Nov. 2017 Only KaVontae Turpin’s 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the second half had the Frogs in shouting distance of a chance to win. Carlos Mendez, star-telegram, "TCU has a championship defense, but it’s not enough to stay unbeaten," 28 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of shouting distance

1930, in the meaning defined above

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shouting distance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shouting distance

: a short distance

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