just as good as having gone, as soon. nearby. earby
puttering in the garden,
sharing a pleasant glass of beer with friends.
“Shocks,” admits Ben sheepishly,
“as soon as you can go, then it’s just as good as having gone!
nearby 34.537c : medium 6 earby 33.
snippet (only), ex 5 Western Hometown Daily Newspapers : Readership study - Issues 1-5 / Hometown Daily Newspapers of the West (1945)
snippet only, alas, and all I can find