stone's throw, a
A very short distance, as in They live just a stone's throw from us. This metaphoric term alludes to how far one can toss a stone. [Second half of 1500s]
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ROME — What does it take for a Hollywood A-lister to get a private audience with Pope Francis?Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My body used for his hard pleasure; a stone god gripping me in his hands.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“The US cannot tolerate the idea of any rival economic entity,” Stone writes.
Accusing his opponents of being locked in a Cold War mind-set, it is Stone who is beholden to old orthodoxies.
That Stone would slander the democratic, pro-Western, EuroMaidan revolution as a CIA coup is no surprise.
If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
That evening in the gondola, with one old and two newer friends, is marked with a white stone in my recollection.
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Monsieur,” growls the baron, “stone walls have ears, you say if only they had tongues; what tales these could tell!Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu