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What does hop, skip, and a jump mean?


Meaning of idioms with examples...

hop, skip, and a jump

If a place is a hop, skip, and a jump, it is only a short distance away.

A similar idiom:

hop, step, and jump.

Origin



According to The Free Dictionary, The phrase dates from the early 1700s. It originally referred to an exercise or game involving hopping, skipping, and jumping. Since the mid-1800s, the expression has been used figuratively to mean short distances.

Example(s):

Rouen is a hop, skip and jump from Paris.

The theater is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the library.

Be patient, we're just a hop, skip, and a jump away.

This idiom is in the sport category


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