neck of the woods

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your neck of the woods

the area you come from or where you now live If you're in our neck of the woods, we hope you'll come see us.
Usage notes: often used in the form this neck of the woods: It was a pretty small farm for this neck of the woods.
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neck of the woods

  (informal)
area of the country I'm surprised to see you in this neck of the woods. What brings you here? There's no scenery like this in your neck of the woods, is there?
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neck of the woods

A neighborhood or region, as in He's one of the wealthiest men in our neck of the woods. Originally (mid-1800s) alluding to a forest settlement, this colloquial term is now used more loosely, for urban as well as rural locales.
See also: neck, of, wood