striking distance

noun
|Updated on: 17 May 2018

Definition of striking distance

: a distance from which something can be easily reached or attained
  • almost within striking distance of their goal

Examples of striking distance in a Sentence

  1. The snake was within striking distance.

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  • : the distance from which something can be easily reached


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