shouting distance

noun

Definition of shouting distance

: a short distance : easy reach usually used with withinlived 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 Were this trend to continue, his output by Jan. 20, 2021 would be north of 500,000 words, in shouting distance of David Foster Wallace’s 1,100-page Infinite Jest. Chris Wilson, Time, "It's Official: President Trump Has Tweeted More Words Than James Joyce's 'Ulysses'," 6 Nov. 2019 In my neighborhood, there are about 10 of us within shouting distance of each other’s homes who all have everyone’s cellphone numbers. cleveland, "Imposter Amazon driver encounter raises questions about delivery options: Money Matters," 13 Oct. 2019 This kept Milwaukee within shouting distance of the division title and are right next to Chicago for the NL’s second wild card. Chris Wassel, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals odds, picks and best bets," 15 Sep. 2019 Cincinnati has eight matches remaining against the five teams standing between it and the seventh and final playoff spot, and taking points off the Fire would vault Cincinnati back into shouting distance of the playoff conversation. Pat Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "FC Cincinnati looks to douse Chicago Fire's goalscoring threats," 11 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of shouting distance

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Shouting distance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shouting%20distance. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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shouting distance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shouting distance

informal : a short distance

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