in this/that neck of the woods

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in this/that neck of the woods

In some neighborhood or the nearby area. Next time you find yourself in this neck of the woods, give me a call and I'll show you around. I'll be in that neck of the woods tomorrow, so yeah, I can return your library books for you.
See also: neck, of, that, this, wood

in some neck of the woods

Rur. in some vicinity or neighborhood; in some remote place. (The some is usually this, that, your, their, etc. Can be used to refer to some specific section of a forest.) I think that the Smiths live in your neck of the woods. What's happening over in that neck of the woods?
See also: neck, of, wood