Stone’s Throw, a

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Stone’s Throw’

A stone’s throw means a very short distance. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.

Usage

The idiom ‘a stone’s throw’ is usually followed from or away.

Examples Of Use

“His college is only a stone’s throw away from his parent’s house, so he chose not to live in the dorms.”

“The cabin is way out in the country but there is a nice little grocery store just a stone’s throw away.”

A stone's throw idiom meaning

Origin

Used since the second part of the 1500’s.  3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

The idiom alludes to how far one can throw a stone.

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Sources   [ + ]

1, 3. Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
2. Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.