What is a “stone’s throw away”?

The phrase a “stone’s throw away” is used to refer to something that is very close by. The phrase basically came from the fact that the distance you can throw a stone is between 20-100 feet, which is very close.




So, people often say “it’s just a stone’s throw away” to refer to a location that is very close by.

Here’s an example of it’s usage:

“Stone’s throw away” In a Sentence




"We live very close to the mall.  It's just a stone's throw away."



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