In reach

Also, within reach. Within one’s means or powers or understanding. For example, The legatees were extremely greedy, taking whatever of their aunt’s came within reach, or Don’t price this item too high; it should be in reach of the average customer: This expression dates from the mid-1500s, as do the antonyms out of reach and beyond reach, meaning “unattainable”; for example, This plan is out of reach for most subscribers, or His explanation is beyond my reach.


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