Posted by ESC on June 22, 2001
In Reply to: A Stones Throw posted by Jean Brierley on June 22, 2001
: Can anyone PLEASE help me find the origins of the phrase 'A stones throw' or 'A stone's throw away'.
: I'd really appreciate it if someone could enlighten me
: Thanks, Jean
It means a short distance -- the distance an average person can throw a stone. "He lives a stone's throw from our house." I'll have to do some research regarding how old it is or the first use.