shouting distance


Definition of shouting distance

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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields could be within shouting distance. Oliver Thomas, Forbes, "New England Patriots NFL Draft Preview: March Moves Give Bill Belichick April Options," 21 Apr. 2021 Milwaukee used a 15-1 run at the start of the game to take a 19-7 lead early in the first quarter, but Lillard kept Portland in shouting distance until a Bobby Portis steal and basket and a Holiday three made it 34-21 to end the quarter. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks 127, Trail Blazers 109: Giannis Antetokounmpo sparks victory with 47-point night," 2 Apr. 2021 Free throws kept the Razorbacks within shouting distance. Erick Smith, USA TODAY, "Elite Eight takeaways from men's tournament: Bears get their groove back; Beavers have much to celebrate," 30 Mar. 2021 Lydia Ko shot one of the greatest final rounds in LPGA major championship history on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club, but all that did was put Ko within shouting distance of the dominant Tavatanakit. Larry Bohannan, USA TODAY, "Patty Tavatanakit, a 21-year-old rookie, holds off Lydia Ko's historic round for ANA Inspiration victory," 5 Apr. 2021 Assumption Principal Anabel Juarez lives a block away from her campus, located within shouting distance of the famed original El Tepeyac Cafe. Los Angeles Times, "Six Los Angeles Catholic schools to close, victims of pandemic hardship, years of struggle," 3 Apr. 2021 At one point Kai spots the Flagstaffers, who had left camp 30 minutes ahead of us, on the other side of the drainage, well within shouting distance. Washington Post, "A father-son backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon is an introduction to adventure," 31 Mar. 2021 The Lakers never packed it in and kept within shouting distance but could never string enough stops, or baskets, together to really challenge in the fourth quarter. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks 112, Lakers 97: With lack of typical L.A buzz, Milwaukee brings its own energy," 31 Mar. 2021 Gia Casalinova led all scorers with 23 points to keep CVCA (22-5) within shouting distance at times. Ryan Isley, cleveland, "Taylor and Haley Thierry lead Laurel past CVCA, 60-40, in Division II Barberton girls basketball regional semifinal," 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of shouting distance

1930, in the meaning defined above

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23 Apr 2021

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“Shouting distance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of shouting distance

informal : a short distance

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