(a) hop, skip, and a jump (from)

(a) hop, skip, and a jump (from)
a hop, skip, and a jump (from) informal phrase
a short distance from somewhere
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Main entry: hop

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  • hop, skip, and a jump — If a place is a hop, skip, and a jump from somewhere, it s only a short distance away …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • hop, skip, and a jump — noun a short distance Its just a hop, skip, and a jump from the library …   Wiktionary

  • hop, skip, and a jump —    If a place is a hop, skip, and a jump from somewhere, it s only a short distance away.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • a hop, skip, and a jump — a hop, skip, and (a) jump informal : a short distance Her house is just a hop, skip, and jump from mine. • • • Main Entry: ↑hop a hop, skip, and (a) jump see ↑hop, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hop, skip, and jump — hop, skip, and jump, 1. a contest or sport in which the contestants try to cover as much distance as possible by successively hopping, taking one stride, and jumping. 2. Informal. a short distance: »After that it will be only a hop, skip, and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • a hop, skip, and jump — a hop, skip, and (a) jump informal : a short distance Her house is just a hop, skip, and jump from mine. • • • Main Entry: ↑hop a hop, skip, and (a) jump see ↑hop, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hop — hop1 [ hap ] verb 1. ) intransitive to move forward by jumping on one foot: The little girl was hopping along next to her mother. a ) intransitive if a bird or animal hops, it uses both or all feet to jump forward b ) intransitive to jump up or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hop — I UK [hɒp] / US [hɑp] verb [intransitive] Word forms hop : present tense I/you/we/they hop he/she/it hops present participle hopping past tense hopped past participle hopped 1) to move forward by jumping on one foot The little girl was hopping… …   English dictionary

  • jump — v 1. spring, leap, hop, vault, bound, buck, pounce; skip, caper, Inf. hippety hop, leapfrog; frolic, frisk, cavort, gambol, bob, bounce; high jump, broad jump, pole vault; upleap, upswing, caracole, curvet, gambado. 2. rise up, scart, start up,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hop — I. /hɒp / (say hop) verb (hopped, hopping) –verb (i) 1. to leap; move by leaping with all feet off the ground. 2. to spring or leap on one foot. 3. to make a flight or trip. 4. Also, hop off. US Colloquial (of an aeroplane, etc.) to leave the… …  

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