A stone’s throw away

Idiom

A stone’s throw away

Definition

A phrase used to describe a short distance between two points.

Examples

The store is just a stone’s throw away from our house.

My friend lives a stone’s throw from the school, so he walks everyday.

Origin

The phrase ‘a stone’s throw away’ is believed to have originated from the Ancient Greek sport of discus throwing, in which the competitor would hurl a stone-like object as far as possible.

FAQs

What does ‘a stone’s throw away’ mean?

A stone’s throw away is a phrase used to describe a short distance between two points.