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in the neighborhood of (some amount)

Approximately some amount; close to some amount. We're going to have to spend in the neighborhood of $20,000 for this renovation.
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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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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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Thus, while Gautreaux provided evidence in favor of neighborhood effects, MTO has been interpreted as evidence against the existence of neighborhood effects.
Swett warns, however, that the political attitudes of ordinary Berliners in working-class neighborhoods cannot simply be equated with the ideas and actions of these two radical parties.
Neighborhood associations already have demonstrated that even basic governance tasks at this micro level can be undertaken privately.
Rivington will be much more than a residential neighborhood.
Although blacks are not excluded from neighborhoods the way they were during King's visit, there are still areas of the city where few African Americans live.
A consideration of how this developmental sequence might play out in a neighborhood dealing with crime and disorder can make this concept clearer.
The result is a detailed look, statistically speaking, of any given individual's neighborhood characteristics.
The real estate issues of educational institutions do not always relate to neighborhood revitalization.
During the 1920's, the Chicago school had already recognized that the neighborhood affects the behavior of individuals.
Others are staying put in Northside even after a spate of antigay graffiti sullied the neighborhood earlier this year.
It's increasingly difficult to persuade parish shoppers that their neighborhood churches might have something to offer when competitive behemoths, kind of like ecclesial WalMart or Target stores, offer enticing bargains just a few stops down the interstate.
Up to now, Neighborhood Watch has been a fairly low-key crime-prevention tool focused on break-ins and burglaries.
At the neighborhood level, diversity often is feared as meaning that "outsiders" have arrived and will soon replace the previous population--which itself, in many cases, had replaced another population one or two generations earlier.
Some funds go toward increasing neighborhood safety.
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