Meaning of “within striking distance” in the English Dictionary

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"within striking distance" in British English

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within striking distance

near:

We live within striking distance of both Baltimore and Washington.

very near to getting or achieving something:

His victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix puts him within striking distance of the world championship.

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

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