Definition of within striking distance in English:

within striking distance

phrase

  • Near enough to hit or achieve something.

    ‘we are within striking distance of our goal’
    • ‘In the second half, UW was able to remain a factor in the game as they kept themselves within striking distance of the hot-shooting Gaels.’
    • ‘Would you advocate against rebuilding any city within striking distance of the hurricane breeding grounds?’
    • ‘Any tree within striking distance of a use area should be analyzed.’
    • ‘The Dart is within striking distance and work is well underway on the M50 link near Loughlinstown.’
    • ‘Most of his themes were within striking distance of Gordon Brown's vision of a ‘progressive consensus’ in his speech on Monday.’
    • ‘Within the past few minutes, Dr. Jim Thompson says they're now within striking distance of living independent lives.’
    • ‘This put the Kiwis within striking distance of Canada however not close enough to qualify.’
    • ‘Morton stands at the stern of her boat, dip net poised, waiting for two pink salmon smolts to swim within striking distance.’
    • ‘The bombing had been far worse in the North, where we had lived within striking distance of the chemical works at Billingham.’
    • ‘Johnstone moved to within striking distance of the 1,000 runs mark by making an unbeaten 77 as Hornsea won by 9 wickets.’