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(somewhere) in the neighborhood of something

Fig. approximately a particular amount or measurement. I take somewhere in the neighborhood of ten pills a day for my various ailments. My rent is in the neighborhood of $700 per month.
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(somewhere) in the neighborhood of something

about or approximately The size of the library is in the neighborhood of 5,000 books. We hope to get somewhere in the neighborhood of $150,000 for our house.
Usage notes: used before a number and sometimes following something: We've had something in the neighborhood of 80,000 hits on our website.
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in the neighborhood of

Also, in the region of. Approximately, about, as in They paid in the neighborhood of a million dollars, or I don't know exactly what the exchange rate is-somewhere in the region of 95 yen to the dollar . The first expression dates from the mid-1800s, the variant from the mid-1900s.
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Shortly after World War II (1939-1945), the Middle East was defined as a vast region, including countries of both southwest Asia and northern Africa.
Despite this, the text is quite useful for enhancing students' abilities to think and learn about the region not only because of its diverse themes, balanced arguments and its student-friendly approach, but also because of its recognition of the contributions of much of the region's inhabitants.
Because of the recession the Asia/Pacific region experienced recently, this region has been slower to adapting B2B marketplaces, although the region is moving to this business practice rapidly.
While "the [tested] elements may or may not be responsible for the special characters of the wines from a given region, creating an effective [chemical] `fingerprint' will ensure that the production is from the region listed on the wine label," he says.
Like Mendieta, many Central American entrepreneurs are reacting to the fall of business barriers- and the invasion by foreign companies- by expanding across the region or forging alliances with other companies.
On January 23, 1997, representatives of TEI's Region VII and Region VIII, plus TEI Executive Michael J.
All members of the Association in the geographical area designated as a region are members of the regional organization.