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Definition of Idiomatic Expressions


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.


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.


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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