spitting distance


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Related to spitting distance: in stride, on the back burner

spitting distance

n
a short space or distance
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Vicario has seen off the challenge of 16th seed Barbara Schett and fourth-ranked Venus Williams to come within spitting distance of a seventh Roland Garros final (three titles).
This is, of course, the picture postcard cottage once owned by Noreen, who looked like Goldilocks' granny but who was tragically blown up and squashed the last time Marlon and Donna came within spitting distance of getting their own home.
Yet he will know deep down the promised land of the Premiership is now within spitting distance ( if the Wearsides see off the in-form Hoops.
Consider then An Ghaeltacht, the epitome of the traditional GAA stronghold that draws from a panel who all live within spitting distance of eachother.
The end of the second Gulf war has, at least, put us within spitting distance, but few are willing to place any bets on when we might achieve this milestone.
Equally disturbing must have been the form of ace marksman Dwight Yorke, who messed up chance after chance including a last-minute lob over the bar from barely spitting distance.
Applicants who have never been within spitting distance of a tractor should not be put off, however, as a full induction programme on country concerns will be provided.
ANOTHER act of supersub heroics from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has put Manchester United within spitting distance of the quarter-finals and all but wrapped up Champions League Group B.
This is, of course, the picture-postcard cottage once owned by Noreen, who looked like Goldilocks' granny but who was tragically blown up and squashed the last time Marlon and Donna came within spitting distance of getting their own home.
Her apartment is spitting distance from the Grandstand Road plots in Newcastle, so her plot is both her garden and her haven.
They cruised to a 2-0 home victory over Bari, while second-placed Lazio won 1-0 at Lecce to keep themselves within spitting distance.