stone's throw


Definition of stone's throw

: a short distance lives within a stone's throw of town

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the cottage is a stone's throw from the beach

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The Toffees currently play at Goodison Park, which is situated on the opposite side of Stanley Park - a stone's throw away from neighbourhood rivals Liverpool's famous Anfield stadium., "Everton Unveil Stunning New Waterfront Stadium Plans on Banks of the River Mersey," 25 July 2019 That's the cost of living a stone's throw away from the River Oaks Country Club. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "River Oaks home once listed at $16.95 million hits the market at $9.9 million," 5 June 2019 The downtown Seattle store is hardly more exciting than a Banana Republic and barely frequented, just a stone's throw away from Nordstrom's lavish flagship, an inexplicably weak showing in its rival's hometown. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Barneys’ Bankruptcy Shows Dangers of Luxe Department Store Expansions," 7 Aug. 2019 Located just off the intersection of College Avenue and Moorland Road and within sight of Interstate 43, the Commerce Center East I building is surrounded commercial interests, but within a stone's throw of several residential subdivisions. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee couldn't contain the Eagle Park Brewing owners' plans -- so they expanded to Muskego," 11 July 2019 Despite living just a stone's throw from Windsor Castle the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not there to participate in the festivities. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Aren't at This Morning's Garter Day Celebration," 17 June 2019 Hippodrome Hotel Located on a quiet side street in La Condesa, Hippodrome Hotel is just a stone's throw from Spain Park and Mexico Park. Susannah Rigg, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Boutique Hotels in Mexico City," 27 Feb. 2018 There's also a water playground, and the Houston Zoo is a stone's throw away. Houston Chronicle, "Playgrounds around Houston," 10 May 2018 Steinvorth and Rohrmoser spend lots of time at the nearby Pure Jungle Spa, which is just a stone's throw away from their property. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "An Artists’ Guide to the Paradisiacal Beach Town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica," 2 Jan. 2019

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1581, in the meaning defined above

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