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English definition of “a stone's throw”

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a stone's throw

C2 a very short distance: The apartment is just a stone's throw from the sea. "Is your house far from here?" "No, it's only a stone's throw away."
Translations of “a stone's throw”
in Chinese (Traditional) 很短的距離,一石之遙…
in Chinese (Simplified) 很短的距离,掷石之遥…
(Definition of a stone's throw from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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