a hop, skip, and a jump

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.

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Main Entry:hop
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a hop, skip, and (a) jump — see hop, 2
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Main Entry:jump
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a hop, skip, and (a) jump — see hop, 2
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Main Entry:skip

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hop skip and a jump — hop , skip , and a jump , hop skip and jump hop , skip , and jump . a short distance; as, it s just a hop, skip and a jump away. [Colloq.] Syn: stone s throw. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — hop′, skip′, and a jump′ n. a short distance. Also, hop′, skip′, and jump′ • Etymology: 1750–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • hop, skip, and a jump — a short distance: The laundry is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Also, hop, skip, and jump. [1750 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • hop, skip, and a jump — a short distance: The laundry is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Also, hop, skip, and jump. [1750 60] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 (from) — a hop, skip, and a jump (from) informal phrase a short distance from somewhere Thesaurus: next to, near to and not far awaysynonym Main entry: hop …   Useful english dictionary

  • hop skip and jump — hop skip and a jump hop , skip , and a jump , hop skip and jump hop , skip , and jump . a short distance; as, it s just a hop, skip and a jump away. [Colloq.] Syn: stone s throw. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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