If you come from a small town or village, the nearest grocery store, pub, or bakery is likely to be a stone’s throw away from your home. In this video, Dara shares a great expression for talking about places that are located nearby. Check it out below!
Welcome to Everyday Idioms with me, Dara, from freespiritenglish.com!
How far can you throw a stone? Not that far, right? Exactly. A stone’s throw means very near.
But how can we use this in a sentence? Let’s see:
- I grew up a stone’s throw away from the beach! — Lucky guy!
- Hey, let’s get some drinks! There’s a nice pub just a stone’s throw from here.
- Thanks for coming. You should visit more often — we’re just a stone’s throw away!
So there you have it. What’s a stone’s throw away from you? Let us know by leaving a comment on Youtube or our Facebook page!
Write some sentences using today’s expression. We’ve added some prompts below to help you!
- What was great about the location of the last hotel you stayed in on vacation?
- Why did you choose to live in your neighborhood in particular?
- What places are conveniently located near your workplace?
- Why do you think many people prefer to live in big cities?
- Where do your family members live? Are any of their homes located nearby?
Complete the sentences using today’s idiom. Say them out loud!
- My daughter’s school is ________ from my home, which is great. I can walk there in about ten minutes.
- Our hotel was located right in the middle of the historic district of Barcelona. We were ________ from all the best tourist attractions.
- I’m just popping out to get a cup of coffee. The nearest cafe is ________ away.