Idioms about distance
- (in horse racing) to be able to run well in a long race.
- Informal. to finish or complete something, especially something difficult, challenging, or requiring sustained effort.
Origin of distance
OTHER WORDS FROM distancedis·tance·less, adjective
How to use distance in a sentence
That would allow us to limit the number of people who could come in and therefore social distance.
That tactor has a tiny motor that allows it to move short distances within a small area.This artificial skin feels ‘ghosts’ — things you wish were there|Stephen Ornes|November 20, 2020|Science News For Students
Wilke and Sauber-Schatz recommend that if families do have college students coming home, they make plans for the youngsters to maintain social distance and wear masks whenever possible.
If you run long distances, you develop a stronger heart and mitochondria-rich muscles that make you better at running long distances.
And, as mentioned before, think about weight if you’ll be carrying it for long distances.
He entered in an awkward alliance with Lapid to join the government but quickly distanced himself from it.Goodbye to Israel’s Lousy Government (Let’s Hope the Next One Isn’t Worse)|Alon Ben-Meir|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Zhenya, a hair salon owner, who had been a vocal supporter of the protests, now distanced himself from the activists.
Gulen is a former ally of the government who has now distanced himself from the prime minister.
During interviews with security officials, she denied all knowledge of the plot, and publicly distanced herself from the bombings.Samantha Lewthwaite: ‘White Widow’ Involved in Kenya Attack?|Nico Hines|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cooper has distanced herself from the widely panned 2007 movie adaptation, The Seeker.
They were soon out-distanced, the palm-trees fell away, the soaring temple loomed against the blazing sky.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
His speech on the introduction of his first budget was waited for with great expectation, but it distanced all expectation.
A score of figures were dancing there, and shouting derisively at the out-distanced American tug.Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants|H. Irving Hancock
The crowd gives a concerted cheer as the train pulls out and a few intrepid ones run alongside until distanced by steam and steel.My Wonderful Visit|Charlie Chaplin
But almost at once it became plain that we were out-distanced.The Adventures of Harry Revel|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
British Dictionary definitions for distance
- the length of the shortest line segment joining two points
- the length along a straight line or curve
- British a point on a racecourse 240 yards from the winning post
- British any interval of more than 20 lengths between any two finishers in a race
- US the part of a racecourse that a horse must reach in any heat before the winner passes the finishing line in order to qualify for later heats
- boxing to complete a bout without being knocked out
- to be able to complete an assigned task or responsibility
- (in a picture) halfway between the foreground and the horizon
- (in a natural situation) halfway between the observer and the horizon
Medical definitions for distance
Other Idioms and Phrases with distance
see go the distance; keep one's distance; spitting distance.