safe distance

This page is about the collocation safe distance

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

far enough away from danger to be safe

For example

  • Make sure you're standing at a safe distance when the tree comes down.

  • Is a hundred metres a safe distance to watch the launch from, or is it still too close?

Quick Quiz

Make sure everyone's at a safe distance, or someone might

a. see the fireworks

b. set up the fireworks

c. be hurt by the fireworks

Contributor: Matt Errey