Hop, Skip and a Jump

Welcome to English in a minute.Hopping ,skipping and jumping are all fun physical acts.Hop,skip and a jump.So are Jonathan and Anna getting some exercise? After work some of us are going to that new bar near the office.They have a free karaoke all night.Where is it? If it’s too far,I can’t go.From the office,it’s just a hop,skip and a jump.Um…I’ll take a taxi.I just told you it’s not far.I know.But I can’t hop,skip or jump in these shoes.This is a jump.Hopping is jumping on one foot.And this is skipping.If you do a hop,a skip and jump,you don’t travel very far.So this expression simply means that something is not that far away.And that’s English in a minute.

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