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.
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.”
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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