Meaning of “in/within spitting distance” in the English Dictionary

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"in/within spitting distance" in British English

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in/within spitting distance


If something is in or within spitting distance, it is very close:

The house is within spitting distance of the sea.

(Definition of “in/within spitting distance” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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