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Other expressions meaning ‘a short distance’: “The river is just a ________ from the house.”

STONE’S THROW 307
LITTLE WAYS 155
STEP 103
“HOP, SKIP, AND A JUMP” 81
FEW STEPS 74
LITTLE PIECE 38
HOP AND A SKIP 37
JUMP 37
WAYS 36
LITTLE WAY 32
SHORT WAYS 25
PIECE 24
SHORT PIECE 24
SHORT WAY 18
HOOP AND A HOLLER 16
“HOP, SKIP, AND JUMP” 15
HOP AND A JUMP 14
STEP AWAY 14
STEP OR TWO 13
NR 12
SHORT DISTANCE 11
BLOCK 10
SKIP AND A JUMP 10
LITTLE BIT 9
SKIP AND A HOP 9
SMALL PIECE 9
SHORT WALK 7
HOP 6
STONE THROW 6
HOOT AND A HOLLER 5
WHOOP AND A HOLLER 5
AROUND THE CORNER 4
FEW BLOCKS 4
FEW FEET 4
FEW YARDS 4
LITTLE WAYS AWAY 4
SKIP 4
WAY 4
BIT 3
FEW STEPS AWAY 3
SKIP AND JUMP 3
STRETCH 3
THROW 3
ACROSS THE LEVEE 2
ACROSS THE WAY 2
CLOSE BY 2
CLOSE TO 2
COUPLE OF STEPS 2
DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE 2
FEW HUNDRED YARDS 2
FEW RODS 2
HALF-MILE 2
HOP AND A STEP 2
HOP AND JUMP 2
HOP AND SKIP 2
“HOP, STEP, AND A JUMP” 2
JAUNT 2
JUMP OR TWO 2
MILE 2
NEARBY 2
RABBIT JUMP 2
SHORT JUMP 2
SHORT SPACE 2
SHORT STEP 2
STONE’S THROW AWAY 2
TWO SKIPS AND A HOP 2
(NUMBER) COONSKINS 1
ABOUT (NUMBER) FEET 1
ACROSS FROM 1
ARM’S THROW 1
AROUND THE BEND 1
AS FAR AS YOU CAN SPIT 1
BEHIND 1
BEYOND 1
BIT OF A WAY 1
BLOCK AWAY 1
COUPLE BLOCKS 1
CROSS THE MEADOW 1
CROW-HOP 1
CROW’S FLY AWAY 1
DASH AWAY 1
DISTANCE 1
DOWN THE HILL 1
DOWN THE LINE 1
DOWN THE WAY 1
DRIBBLE 1
FEW BLOCKS AWAY 1
FEW FEET AWAY 1
FEW MILES 1
FEW PACES 1
FEW PACES AWAY 1
FOOT AND A JUMP 1
HAIR 1
HALF-BLOCK 1
HAND’S THROW 1
“HIP, SCOTCH, AND A JUMP” 1
HOLLERING DISTANCE 1
HOOP AND A HOP 1
HOOP AND HOLLER 1
HOOT AND HOLLER 1
HOP AND A HOLLER 1
HOP AND SKIP AND JUMP 1
“HOP, SKIP, AND A JUMP AWAY” 1
“HOP, STEP, AND JUMP” 1
HUFF AND JAUNT 1
JUMP ACROSS THE WAY 1
JUMP AND A STRADDLE 1
JUMP AWAY 1
JUST NEXT DOOR 1
LITTLE 1
LITTLE BIT AWAY 1
LITTLE RUN 1
LITTLE SPACE 1
LITTLE STEP 1
LITTLE WALK 1
LITTLE WAYS DOWN 1
LITTLE WAYS OFF 1
LONG JUMP 1
LONG WAYS 1
MINUTE WALK 1
NEAR 1
NEARBY TO 1
NO PIECE 1
NOT FAR 1
NOT FUR 1
NOT VERY FAR 1
ONE GOOD FROG-LEAP 1
OVER THE HILL 1
OVER THERE 1
PACE 1
PIECE AWAY 1
PIECE OF THE WAY 1
RIGHT BACK OF THE HOUSE 1
RIGHT DOWN THERE 1
ROCK’S THROW 1
ROD 1
“RUN, JUMP, AND A HOP” 1
“RUN, JUMP, AND HOP” 1
SCANT WHOOP AND A HOLLER 1
SHIRTTAIL DISTANCE 1
SHORT 1
SHORT DRIVE 1
SHORT HAUL 1
SHORT HOP 1
SHORT JAUNT 1
SHORT PACE 1
SHORT STROKE 1
SHORT TRIP 1
SHOUT 1
SKIP AND A HOLLER 1
“SKIP, HOP, AND A JUMP” 1
SLIGHTLY WEST OF 1
SMALL DISTANCE 1
SMALL WAY 1
SMALL WAYS 1
SMART WALK 1
SNEEZE 1
SPAN 1
SPURT 1
SQUARE 1
SQUIRREL’S JUMP 1
STEP AND A HALF OVER 1
STEP OR SO 1
STONE’S THROWING 1
STOP 1
TAD 1
TENTH OF A MILE 1
TOSS OF THE HAT 1
TRIFLE 1
TWENTY-FIVE YARDS 1
TWO HOOPS AND A HOLLER 1
TWO JUMPS 1
TWO JUMPS AND A HOP 1
UP THE HILL 1
WALK 1
WEE BIT 1
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE 1

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