Salman: Excuse me, I’m looking for the nearest post office, could you help me?
Rebecca: Hi there, sure! The post office is just a stone’s throw from here. I’ll show you.
Salman: I’m sorry, I don’t know what « stone’s throw » means.
Rebecca: It means it’s very close by. Come, I’ll show you where it is.
Salman: Thank you so much. That’s very kind of you.
Two friends, Sam and Kruti, are walking down a country lane together. Sam looks around nostalgically.
Sam: You know, I grew up just a stone’s throw from that pond over there. This place really hasn’t changed a bit.
Kruti: I’ve heard that expression before, but I’m not sure what it means. Can you explain it to me?
Sam: Of course, it means « close ». I grew up very close to that pond over there, just over the ridge.
Kruti: Thanks a lot! Would you like to walk up to your old house to see it?
Sam: That’s a great idea. Perhaps the family living there now will let us have a quick look around.
Kruti: Okay, let’s go!
So how do you feel? Did you get a sense of the meaning? Let me know in the comments if you have any questions, or send me a message and I’ll get back to you ASAP!
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