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A Stone's Throw

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.