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Idiom: Stone's Throw

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This month’s cartoon is based on the popular phrase or expression ‘a stone’s throw’.

A geologist is a scientist who studies the solid and liquid substances, or matter, that make up the Earth. e.g. rocks and stones.

The two scientists in the cartoon live close to one another, so they are a stone’s throw apart or a stone’s throw away from one another.

There is so little distance between them, they could throw stones to one another… and hopefully catch them!


"My house is just a stone's throw away from the park."

"The two planes passes with a stone's throw of each other."

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