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English definition of “within striking distance”

within striking distance

near: We live within striking distance of both Baltimore and Washington.Closeness in distance and timeAbout to happen very near to getting or achieving something: His victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix puts him within striking distance of the world championship.AlmostMerely and barely
(Definition of within striking distance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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